Educational Technology

May 26, 2020

The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

Jeannette Sanchez, International Labour Organization

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an abrupt transition to distance education, training and e-learning. The crisis has resulted in massive shifts to online platforms and tools for the continued delivery of learning and skills development, which have shown both promising trends and troubling signs. Among those signs, the evidence that, while much is being made of digital learning making access more equitable, access to online platforms doesn’t always result in equal quality learning. Women, for example, are being disproportionately cut off from distance learning due to lack of childcare or home help during the pandemic.

https://iloblog.org/2020/05/12/the-shift-to-online-learning-and-skills-training-shows-promising-trends-and-troubling-signs/

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