How Corona/Covid19 changed education, learning and work
The spread of the corona virus has affected colleges and universities around the globe, affecting the way campuses function, how faculty teach, and how staff and students travel. In this evolving situation, things are changing rapidly and there is a lot at stake.
As COVID-19 continues spreading in many countries of the world, how to keep learning in disruption has become a major challenge to the global education community. As stated by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay: “We are entering uncharted territory and working with countries to find hi-tech, low-tech and no-tech solutions to assure the continuity of learning.”
In this regard, UNESCO IITE is joining forces with UNESCO INRULED for a new Handbook on Flexible Learning during COVID-19 and released a special publication entitled “Handbook on Facilitating Flexible Learning During Educational Disruption: The Chinese Experience in Maintaining Undisrupted Learning in COVID-19 Outbreak”.
Publication is available here
Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Technology makes learning truly meaningful. Doesn’t matter whatever condition or crisis we are in, we can keep ourselves in learning if we use technologies meaningfully and continue our teaching-learning staying at home. Let’s not allow Corona to stop us from learning! The Webinar on 30th March (31st March in Asia Africa and oceanian region) will give us an understanding on the essentiality of OER in TEL implementation. Register soon – it’s free.
Link to register: https://colsurvey.limequery.com/284895?lang=en
Some guidelines to consider include:
- Institutions should take emergency policy decisions to adopt alternative ways of teaching, including online learning.
- Ensure that learning is delivered using ICT tools such as radio, TV, mobile devices so that no learner is disadvantaged.
- Identify and use existing OER to provide quality learning.
- Develop and implement strategies for synchronous/asynchronous approaches.
- Encourage teachers to use free resources such as MoodleCloud to conduct online classes.
ICDE, International Council for Open and Distance Education
Facing the corona virus outbreak, more than ever open, distance and online teaching is needed. Join us in our efforts to help educators succeed through the crisis.
EADTU joining forces in organising online teaching; bringing together the basics and expertise in online education, useful resources and free (live) webinars, seminars and course
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