Distance Education

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Distance Education
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Distance learning solutions to mitigate COVID-19 school closures

Published by
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)

The list of educational applications, platforms and resources below aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions curated are free and many cater to multiple languages.

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Emergency Update/Report

National learning platforms and tools

Published by
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)

A selection of national learning platforms from countries affected by school closures due to COVID-19

English
Website

Home Learning Support For Parents And Guardians

Published by
Education Above All (EAA)

Provisional solutions can and should be designed. As an early emergency response, the Innovation Development Directorate at EAA has compiled a list of learning resources in several languages to help guide parents, guardians and stakeholders.

Arabic
English
French
Hindi
Italian
Spanish
Urdu
Training Material

The COVID-19 Learning Pathway

Published by
Save the Children

The COVID-19 Learning Pathway aims to enable humanitarians, including local responders, to be best equipped to respond to the global pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

COVID-19 and its implications for protecting children online

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
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United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC), We Protect Global Alliance, End Violence Against Children, ITU, Childhood

This technical note sets out some of the key priorities and recommendations on how to mitigate those risks and promote positive online experiences for children.

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Report

Rapid Evidence Summary on Mass Communication

Published by
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The impact of mass media interventions (including radio) is mixed. Systematic review evidence points to small to medium impacts on knowledge outcomes and reduction of a limited set of high-risk behaviors. The systematic literature focuses on health multi-component interventions often implemented in low to middle-income settings.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods

Published by
Education Development Center (EDC)

This publication is a guide to the type of technology modes, education models, and instructional methods used for teacher pre-service and in-service distance learning across the globe. 

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Handbook on Facilitating Flexible Learning During Educational Disruption: The Chinese Experience in Maintaining Undisrupted Learning in COVID-19 Outbreak

Published by
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
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Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University.

Inspired by the united solidarity and innovative experiences of millions of teachers and students, this handbook aims to define the term “flexible learning” with vivid examples and touching stories. It describes several implemented flexible online learning strategies during the COVID-19 outbreak.

English
Report

What does the research suggest is best practice in pedagogy for remote teaching?

Published by
Education Development Trust (formerly CFBT)
UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
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UK Department for Education, EdTech Hub

This report provides a rapid evidence summary of what is known about best practice in teaching when school students are educated by distance learning.

English
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Micro-Course: Moving My Course Online

Published by
Center for Learning in Practice, Carey Institute for Global Good

This micro-course supports new online teachers with the design, development, and implementation of an online module, workshop, course or program by introducing instructional processes and strategies for online learning based on what we know about how learning happens.

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Report

Delivering Distance Learning in Emergencies: A Literature Review

Published by
US Agency for International Development (USAID)

The purpose of this review, produced by USAID's Data and Evidence in Education Programs (DEEP) activity, is to provide evidence on four effective distance learning modalities that can be implemented in USAID-recipient countries during and beyond emergencies.

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Report

What are the lessons learned from supporting education in conflicts and emergencies that could be relevant for EdTech-related responses to COVID- 19?

Published by
Education Development Center (EDC)

This report explores lessons from conflict and education in emergencies (EiE) seeking evidence-informed recommendations for policy makers that can help in the global response to Covid-19. The report explores transferability from EiE contexts to non-EiE Covid-19-affected contexts.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Guidance Note 4: TV and Radio Learning

Published by
Humanity & Inclusion

This guidance is part of a series to support you during the Covid-19 crisis.

English
French
Manual/Handbook/Guide

How to design distance learning solutions under COVID-19 restrictions

Published by
Swiss Educational Innovation Network

The following questions can help you to determine the feasibility of distance learning in your context. It can guide you in designing effective online learning/teaching solutions in a short time, avoiding some of the most common pitfalls.

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Guidance on Distance Learning Modalities to Reach all children and Youth during School Closures

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This guidance on continuity of learning during school closures draws on the key lessons learned from the COVID-19 education response around the world. It was developed for government policymakers and education staff of national and international organizations involved in the education response during school closures.

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Assessment

COVID-19 Needs Assessments - Education Findings: Schools Closures and Distance Learning

Published by
Save the Children

21 needs assessment reports from 14 country offices were analysed for education-related findings. Most assessments conducted to date have been multi-sectoral, with a focus on the impact of COVID-19 on children and families. Given the scale of school closures, the impact on children’s learning and wellbeing is a common thread throughout the assessments.

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