Education continuity stories from the coronavirus crisis

A joint international initiative to learn from responses to the crisis

What can we learn from each other?

Almost every education system on earth has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

As part of our joint initiative, we are collecting stories from across the globe about the solutions education systems are using to continue learning, and how they are adapting to different student and teacher needs during the crisis.

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Hybrid models of learning in Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei has been successful in containing its number of COVID-19 cases to some of the lowest in the world. Nonetheless, they developed a series of contingency plans to ensure education would continue while maintaining safe classrooms and schools. Non-governmental organisations played a key role in this response.

Learning through podcasts in Colombia

A prender la Onda is an initiative started by Enseña por Colombia which designs, records and distributes educational podcasts via local radio stations, WhatsApp, community loudspeakers and podcast platforms. This grassroots solution is 100% led by teachers, and was rolled out and scaled quickly in response to the crisis.

Supporting teachers and students around the world from Spain

After COVID school closures, the ProFuturo digital education programme opened its training courses and educational resources to everyone, free of charge, regardless of whether they were enrolled in the programme or not. Content is available in four languages.

Find stories by country and economy/non-state entity

Belgium

Supporting teachers in the Flemish Community of Belgium

Brazil

Helping parents and carers enrich home learning in Brazil

Distance learning in one of Latin America’s largest school systems

Chile

Class on the radio for those without the Internet in Chile

“Second chance schools”: Helping vulnerable students in Chile

Colombia

Learning through podcasts in Colombia

Early childhood education and care for vulnerable Colombian children during COVID-19

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Home school for minorities and the disadvantaged in Colombia’s capital

No Internet fees to access education tools in Colombia

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Reaching students without the Internet in Colombia

Egypt

A new form of learning assessment in Egypt

Finland

School on TV: How Finland took the classroom to the small screen

France

Digital education advisors network in France

Digital resource banks for French students and teachers

Ghana

STEM challenges on TV for students in Ghana and Nigeria

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India

Using the arts to support the most vulnerable in India

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Village learning circles for disadvantaged students

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Affordable and effective remote learning in India

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Continuing school in India’s slums via WhatsApp

#LearningWillNotStop in India

Japan

Student-led online collaboration in Japan

Latvia

Lessons on TV in Latvia: A collaborative effort

Liberia

On the air: Lessons via radio in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Mexico

TV-based education for Mexico’s 25 million students

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Netherlands

Peer-to-peer learning to help students continue learning in the Netherlands

New Zealand

Reconnecting students through the arts in New Zealand

Nigeria

Lessons via mobile phone in Edo, Nigeria

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STEM challenges on TV for students in Ghana and Nigeria

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Pakistan

Lessons on TV in Pakistan

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Peru

Multichannel remote learning initiative to support students and families in Peru

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Supporting education from the top-down and bottom-up in Peru

Russia

Helping universities move to distance learning in Russia

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Saudi Arabia

Moving exams on line with AI technology in Saudi Arabia

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Sierra Leone

On the air: Lessons via radio in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Spain

Supporting teachers and students around the world from Spain

Lessons from Spain: Online portal for students, teachers and families

Chinese Taipei

Hybrid models of learning in Chinese Taipei

Turkey

Academic, social and psychological support for students in Turkey

Uganda

Minority-language radio lessons in Uganda

Ukraine

Educators sharing knowledge in virtual camps

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United Kingdom

Free online and broadcast education through the public broadcaster, the BBC

United States

Educators sharing knowledge in virtual camps

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Free online resources during the crisis in the United States

Non-profit organisations lending a hand in the United States

Helping disadvantaged students through lockdown in the United States

Uruguay

Expanding pre-existing digital infrastructure in Uruguay

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Viet Nam

Lessons on TV in Viet Nam

These continuity stories are the result of a joint initiative on addressing the educational challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis globally by the Harvard Global Education Innovation Initiative, HundrED, the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and the World Bank Group Education Global Practice.

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