Category Archives: digital literacy

COVID: A complex crisis that has magnified existing vulnerabilities in Nepal

By Priyadarshani Joshi, GEM Report The current situation is one of a combined health, economic and political emergency In Nepal, a country where hundreds of thousands receive higher education abroad, the first two confirmed COVID cases were linked to higher … Continue reading

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on prosocial skills

By Gabriel Bădescu, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania, and GEM Report fellow All over the world, he Covid-19 pandemic has led to school closures. Poorer nations have tended to bring in stricter measures, relative to the severity of their outbreaks, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: France has called for educational continuity

English / Français By Anna Cristina D’Addio, Senior Policy Analyst, GEM Report, member of the Conseil d’Evaluation de l’Ecole, and mother of a teenage (lower) secondary school student in France. France closed all schools, colleges, high schools and universities on … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: la France a appelé à la continuité pédagogique

English / Français Par Anna Cristina D’Addio, Responsable Principal de Projet, GEM Report (UNESCO), membre du nouveau Conseil d’Evaluation de l’Ecole et mère d’une élève du collège en France. La France a fermé toutes les écoles, collèges, lycées et universités … Continue reading

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Covid-19: How is Greece coping with school closure?

As with other countries around the world, Greece has faced two main challenges in its response to the coronavirus pandemic: delivering distance education and managing the postponement of examinations. Other challenges have also appeared, which show that no one approach … Continue reading

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The Peruvian education system: seeking quality and equity during COVID-19 times

By Milagros Lechleiter and Rosa Vidarte, GEM Report Peru was the first country in Latin American to decree the mandatory social distancing of its population on March 16, only 10 days after detecting its first case of COVID-19. The quarantine … Continue reading

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“Doing no harm” in and through education

One of the most striking effects of the global pandemic is how millions of people have faced moral dilemmas. Choices over education is a case in point. The education sector often looks to the health sector for ideas, inspired by … Continue reading

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Covid-19: How is Italy coping with school closure?

By Anna Cristina D’Addio and Francesca Endrizzi, GEM Report Italy is at the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic. With schools and universities closed at the end of February in the most affected areas of Italy, and closed nationwide on March … Continue reading

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Covid-19: Where’s the discussion on distance learning training for teachers?

A lot of the discussion, and rightly so, has been about the effect of school closures on students. Education, as they know it, stopped from one day to the next. But what about teachers? Just as students are new to … Continue reading

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How technology can boost accountability in education

This week, as UNESCO’s annual flagship event on ICTs in education Mobile Learning Week, is taking place in Paris, the GEM Report takes a look at the growing interest in the role of technology and big data in facilitating citizen … Continue reading

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