Launching INEE’s Background Paper on Distance Education in Emergencies
This webinar highlighted the structure of the INEE Background Paper on Distance Education in Emergencies and inform participants about the key challenges, lessons learned, practices, and actions to consider when aiming to provide quality, principles-based distance education (DE) in emergencies.
The background paper highlights specific challenges, lessons learned, practices, and actions to consider when aiming to provide quality, principles-based distance education (DE) in emergencies. The paper considers inclusion and equity to be key guiding principles for education in general and calls for their application across all education modalities, especially distance education.
The paper also presents useful ideas and actions for planning, offering, or monitoring and evaluating distance education in emergencies, accompanied by examples of possible adaptations of key actions in various situations. It offers advice on three focus areas: teacher professional development in DE, utilizing technology for DE, and enabling policies for DE in emergencies. This advice is complemented by evidence-based recommendations for tackling practical difficulties.
- Asim Latif , Distance Education Coordinator, INEE
- Sajida H. Shroff, CEO, Altamont Group
- Collete Azizi, Lead author of the Background Paper , Senior Consultant , Altamont Group
- Elizebeth Bruce, Co-author of the Background Paper, Senior Consultant, Altamont Group
- Dr. Diana Woolis, Director, Center for Professional Learning, Childhood Education International
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