COVID-19: lessons in remote learning from China and Europe

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Swartz, KChetty
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-covid19-april-2020/covid19-lessons-in-remote-learning
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11361
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15357
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15357

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Abstract

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing the education sector, globally, to adopt innovations and technologies to continue delivering the curriculum. Pervasive inequalities in the education system before the pandemic are now exaggerated, with marginalised learners excluded from learning due to disparities in access to remote learning infrastructure, digital content and basic learning material. The challenges of inequality have already surfaced in Europe. The HSRC hosted a webinar in which panellists from China and Europe shared lessons from the future with South African educators.