Distance learning strategies: what do we know about effectiveness? - COVID-19 education webinar #5

When :

from Friday 17 April, 2020
to Friday 17 April, 2020

Type of event :

Category 8-Symposium

Contact :


In a context of global school closures stemming from COVID-19, education systems around the world are scrambling to provide equitable distance learning to students. Yet very little is known about the uptake of different solutions or about their effectiveness. This webinar, the fifth in an ongoing UNESCO series, will look directly at emerging evidence about the impact of distance learning as an educational response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically, the webinar will consider:

- What mechanisms are in place to monitor the effectiveness of distance education programmes in terms of coverage, up-take, and learning?

- What is known about who is being reached and who is engaged /disengaged? What variations exist for different levels of education?

- What strategies are helping students, teachers and caretakers both access and meaningfully engage in distance education programmes?

- What measures are being taken to ensure the quality of distance learning offered through different delivery systems including internet, TV and radio technologies.