This study sheds light on risks pertaining to interruptions disturbing the continuity of the course of higher academic education and the inability of students to attend regular classes for any reasons that may occur. Further enquiry is conducted as to how the institution can be equipped in lieu of the occurrence of such incidents. As there is some kind of ambiguity between Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT), distance learning, and e-learning; the study attempts to provide detailed information about e-learning mechanisms, dimensions, and strategies. Furthermore, it links them with emergency remote teaching (ERT) to give a clearer picture of the possible transition strategies to ERT. The focus is on presenting a discursive analysis of the best practices that need to be considered when transitioning to ERT and highlighting the challenges and risks that one may face during the switching process. Parts of the hypothesis presented in this research are supported by empirical results obtained from collecting responses and data from various stakeholders.