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 countries across the globe about the solutions their education systems are using to continue learning, and how they are adapting to different student and teacher needs during the crisis.
Lessons on TV in Latvia: A collaborative effort
The Tava klase (Your class) project saw the government partner with private television companies in Latvia to produce and broadcast educational segments during school hours. Teachers were recruited to record their lessons, assigned a theme from the national curriculum but able to teach the lesson how best they saw fit.
Affordable and effective remote learning in India
The Indian state of Nagaland was quick to react to school closures, creating lessons to broadcast on radio and television, as well as on the Internet, crowdsourcing the content from local teachers and educators. Encouraging community participation helped ensure the response was cost-effective and right for the local context.
Minority-language radio lessons in Uganda
None of the radio lessons made available by the Ugandan government after schools closed were in Kumam, the main language of a rural district in the country’s central-north. A community-based not-for-profit stepped in to sponsor educational radio talk shows in Kumam to ensure students didn’t miss out on learning.
Find stories by country
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.