Is there Learning Continuity during the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Synthesis of the Emerging Evidence

Date
2020-11-20
Authors
McBurnie, Chris
Adam, Taskeen
Kaye, Tom
Editor
Panda, Santosh
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Publisher
Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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Abstract
Since the onset of COVID-19, governments have launched technology-supported education interventions to ensure children learn. This paper offers a narrative synthesis of emerging evidence on technology-based education to understand the current experiences of learners, teachers and families. Studies find that few students in low- and middle-income countries have access to technology-supported learning with the most marginalised children appearing to have the least educational opportunities. As such, the education response to COVID-19 could widen existing inequalities.
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Education Technology, Access, Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL), Developing World
Country
Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Ecuador, Vietnam, Ghana, Bangladesh
Region
Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Americas
Series
Journal of Learning for Development;Vol 7; No 3
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