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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


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{
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3750976", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Education during the COVID-19 crisis: opportunities and constraints of using EdTech in low-income countries", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2020, 
        4, 
        15
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>Key points:</p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>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</li>\n\t<li>The digital divide means that internet and mobile network access varies greatly in middle- and low-income countries</li>\n\t<li>Governments can provide immediate support by informing teachers about simple grassroots platforms where they can share their own ed-tech solutions</li>\n\t<li>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</li>\n\t<li>It will be important for education authorities to begin planning how in 12-months&rsquo; time they will diagnose and treat the learning gaps that have emerged during the crisis.</li>\n</ul>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "David, Raluca"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Pellini, Arnaldo"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Jordan, Katy"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Philips, Toby"
    }
  ], 
  "version": "1.0", 
  "type": "article", 
  "id": "3750976"
}
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