Ensuring effective distance learning during COVID-19 disruption: guidance for teachers

Education systems worldwide were confronted with drastic, unexpected changes with the advent of COVID-19 earlier in 2020. Students were suddenly introduced to home-based distance learning, and teachers were forced to integrate technology to a much greater extent in their best practices.

In a recent publication, UNESCO’s Education Sector shares resources, examples, and tips for educators and teachers up until the upper-secondary level. It aims to guide them through effective distance learning models, using four categories (online, TV-based, radio-based, and print-based) as well as eight sub-categories under low-tech, high-tech, or blended tech contexts. The guidance also offers a set of matrices to help understand the main attributes under these categories, and pinpoints teachers' various needs, too.

For more information, read the publication here.

As a result of COVID-19 school closures, governments have adopted alternative distance-learning solutions to ensure the continuity of quality education. Teachers and other education personnel are on the front lines of ensuring the continuity of learning.