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The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is tracking how technology is replacing in-person teaching (https://oecdedutoday.com/education-responding-coronavirus-pandemic/. With the innovations teachers use during the Covid-19 outbreak, OECD believes that the crisis may lead to lasting change, with technology playing a bigger role in schools in the future.
The Institute for Education Sciences (IES) in the US Department of Education has asked educators and families to share their questions about effective distance education tools. Their goal is to understand the specific challenges that teachers, students and parents have faced during the rapid transition to online learning.
More than a billion children are currently out of school with no return date. In this environment, online systems, data-driven structures, and artificially intelligent algorithms offer critical resources for students, teachers and even parents. But realising the full value of these resources requires re-thinking how our education systems interact with technology, forging a new path and incorporating technology into every aspect of learning.
GiveCampus was able to turn a profit quickly by taking a very un-Silicon Valley-like approach to growing its business. By signing on just a handful of schools willing to take the risk with an unknown company, they could make the business work.
In an analysis of higher ed’s preparedness following COVID-19, Susan Grajek, vice president of communities and research at EDUCAUSE, and D. Christopher Brooks, director of research for the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, found that “only 42 percent of institutions have a formal IT business continuity plan that includes the policies, resources, and procedures necessary to enable the continuation or speedy recovery of vital technology infrastructure and systems and of normal business operations following a natural or human-induced disaster.”
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. firstname.lastname@example.org
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