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Closing the digital divide

Article Covid-19 Education technology Education technology

Screens are increasingly accepted as an important part of children and adolescents’ lives, expedited by the move to online learning and socialising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But access to digital technology is unequal. Closing the digital divide requires viewing digital technology as a social safety net that can protect and support in times of…

Growing up fast in lockdown

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Lockdown has been a time of immense change in many countries. Children are spending more time with their parents and siblings. Many are now learning at home, and as a result they are experiencing altered relationships with teachers and the loss of daily sustained interactions with school friends. Digital technology has taken on new purposes…

Teaching hard-to-reach students

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Despite the abundance of online platforms, tools, and educational material available, teachers still face numerous hurdles in maintaining their students’ learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. The missing peer socialization, a disrupted student-teacher relationship, and various social and economic factors can all affect a student’s ability to learn. Lacking an environment conducive to concentration or without…