Keep Your People Learning When You Go Virtual

A recent Harvard Business Review article Keep Your People Learning When You Go Virtual highlighted an inescapable fact “the COVID-19 pandemic is bound to leave behind lasting changes…Learning will be the foundation of our survival… learning online is a lot more complicated than setting up a Zoom account and continuing business as usual”. If as…

School-system priorities in the age of coronavirus

A recent McKinsey article outlined the challenges associated with remote learning. These are multiple and each country and their respective Education Ministries are dealing with these differently. The bottom-line is that “Even in times of crisis, education matters. Delivering quality instruction is clearly a challenge in current circumstances; the magnitude of the challenge, however, varies…

The Results Are In for Remote Learning: It Didn’t Work

An article last week in The Wall Street Journal reviews how successful, or not, the challenge of remote learning was (in the US). The results, in the most advanced nation, make for worrying reading, when the rest of the world is less well-equipped to respond to the challenges. “The problems began piling up almost immediately.…

Edtech’s biggest threat? Kids

The “new normal” of working from home brings with it old tricks by pupils in a different disruptive form. This way of working has been a big enough challenge for teachers as it is, let´s try and ensure if does not put any further stress on them and their ability to run an effective class.…

Covid-19 and the challenges for the Education Sector

The role of technology Technology has always been an integral element of the Education sector, but today it is even more important. In 165 countries, affecting 87% of the world’s student population, schools have been closed, and, according to UNESCO, over 1.5 billion students, are no longer able to go to their usual school, and…