Using Digital Technologies for Early Education during COVID-19
OECD Report for the G20 2020 Education Working Group
Digital technologies are increasingly present in young children’s lives. How can early
education systems get the best out of digitalisation while minimising its risks? This
is especially urgent as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated our reliance on digital
tools – tools that enabled young children to continue learning when early education
centres and primary schools closed down.
It is in this context that the OECD conducted a policy survey covering 34 countries
and jurisdictions. It investigates how digital technologies were used to provide distance
education for young children in 2020, which challenges arose and what policy changes
are in the pipeline for early education.
Published on October 05, 2021