How Learning Continued during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Global Lessons from Initiatives to Support Learners and Teachers

This report brings together 45 of the education continuity stories that were jointly documented by the OECD, the World Bank, Harvard’s Global Education Innovation Initiative and HundrED during the first wave of school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers a variety of different examples on how governments and non-governmental organisations quickly responded to school closures to implement a strategy for learners around the world to continue to study. While often based on the use of digital solutions, those solutions target specific solutions aimed at academic learning, socio-emotional support, teacher professional development, etc. The book covers examples from low, middle and high income countries on all continents and draws some lessons of these fast-paced responses to reimagine a post-pandemic education across the world.

Published on January 24, 2022


Executive summary
Lessons for the future4 chapters available
Educational innovation and digitalisation during the COVID-19 crisis: lessons for the future
COVID-19 and education in the global South: Emergency remote learning solutions with long-term implications
Learning from the frontlines of educational innovation during a pandemic
Every child to flourish in a post-COVID-19 world: Eight lessons and visions for the future
Education continuity stories46 chapters available
Belgium (Flemish Community): KlasCement
Brazil (Maranhão): Early learning in Maranhão
Brazil (São Paulo): São Paulo State Department of Education
Chile: Súmate Foundation – Second chance schools network
Chile: Learning from radio
Colombia: Educational Alliance
Colombia: To turn on the wave
Colombia: Learning at home
Colombia: Colombia learns mobile
Colombia: My hands teach you
Egypt: K-12 Egyptian Knowledge Bank study portal and new form of assessment
Finland: Yle distance school
France: Banks of educational digital resources
France: Network of digital education advisers
India: Arts for all, Slam Out Loud
India (Madhya Pradesh): #Learning will not stop
India: Reality gives
India (Telangana): Remote learning and village learning circles for disadvantaged students
India (Nagaland): Tele/Online education programme
India, Pakistan, Zambia, Kenya and Lebanon: Education above all’s internet free education resource bank
Japan: Tokkatsu, or student-led collaboration on line
Jordan: Leveraging Edtech without Internet connectivity using Kolibri
Latvia: Your class
Mexico: Learning at Home
Netherlands: Students help students
New Zealand: Reconnecting students through the arts
Nigeria: Edo-BEST@Home
Pakistan: TeleSchool and Taleem Ghar (Educational TV at Home)
Peru: I Learn at Home
Peru: Teach for Peru
Russian Federation: Goonline.2035.University
Saudi Arabia: Moving high-stakes examinations on line with artificial intelligence technology
Sierra Leone and Liberia: Rising Academy Network on air
Spain: #SeeYouInDigital (Ensuring the continuity of learning)
Spain: Learn at home
Chinese Taipei: Contingency plans for hybrid models of learning
Turkey: I am special, I am in education
Uganda: Popow’s radio response to COVID-19
United Kingdom: BBC Bitesize
United States: Central Falls public schools
United States: George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies
United States: Wide Open School
United States and Ukraine: Virtual Edcamps
Uruguay: Ceibal at home
Viet Nam: Distance learning through TV broadcasting
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