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Education during the COVID-19 crisis: opportunities and constraints of using EdTech in low-income countries

David, Raluca; Pellini, Arnaldo; Jordan, Katy; Philips, Toby

Key points:

  • Technology can help mitigate the effects of the educational crisis and closures of schools, but ed-tech is not a silver bullet and governments need to have realistic expectations about what it can achieve
  • The digital divide means that internet and mobile network access varies greatly in middle- and low-income countries
  • Governments can provide immediate support by informing teachers about simple grassroots platforms where they can share their own ed-tech solutions
  • Educational TV and radio broadcasts in combination with SMS are effective communication channels between educators and students when the internet connectivity is poor or not available
  • It will be important for education authorities to begin planning how in 12-months’ time they will diagnose and treat the learning gaps that have emerged during the crisis.

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