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 Pakistan
Leveraging existing stakeholders and repurposing resources allowed both the national and regional governments in Pakistan to roll out education television programming within weeks of schools closing. Only 36% of Pakistanis have access to the Internet, but more than 90% have access to TV, making this initiative an effective way to ensure that the greatest number of students could continue learning while schools were closed.
Digital resource banks for French students and teachers
As soon as the lockdown began in France, the French government worked quickly to give students access to banks of digital resources. The resources had been developed prior to the pandemic by publishers and EdTech companies for the government. While originally intended for teachers, the online portals were quickly made available to students as well to facilitate their learning while they were staying home.
#LearningWillNotStop in India
Authorities in India’s Madhya Pradesh state started the #AbPadhaiNahiRukegi (#LearningWillNotStop) campaign to support learning with digital and non-digital programmes. WhatsApp was used to ensure two-way interaction between students and educators, with a group created for more than 50 000 of the state’s schools. Radio and television programmes were produced to reach students without Internet access.
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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.