Playbook for the Development of Self-Instructional Material for Home-based learning during school closures in Afghanistan [Draft]
This resource, developed by the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis, summarizes the contents of the handbook: Creating Learning Materials for Open and Distance Learning: A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers.
With an extended period of school closures due to COVID-19 outbreak, countries are trying to ensure continuity of learning through alternate means. As governments, along with development and humanitarian partners, engage in the process of developing digital, video, and audio content for learners who are out of school, support also needs to be provided to children who don’t have access to the internet or the necessary devices for accessing this content.
Self-instructional print-based material, which supplements the textbook, needs to be provided to children so as to ensure that the Education Sector’s response to COVID-19 remains inclusive. Afghanistan is currently developing and reviewing such self-instructional material.