Reopening with Resilience: Lessons from remote learning during COVID-19

This report reviews the emerging evidence on remote learning throughout the global school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its goal is to help guide decision-makers to build more effective, sustainable remote learning systems for current and future crises. The analysis combines a review of the global literature on remote learning with analysis of global, regional and country-level data sources including: (i) the UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank and OECD surveys of ministries of education completed throughout 2020 and 2021; (ii) international learning assessment data; and (iii) household survey data from before and during school closures. While the report centres on the delivery of remote learning when schools are forced to close, the evidence is clear that there is no replacement for in-person learning and that schools should prioritize reopening as soon as possible (UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD, 2021).

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Distance Education