The future of global development: New interest in distance education

Around the world, more than 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Living rooms have transformed into classrooms. Lesson plans have gone virtual. What are the challenges that parents, students and teachers are facing as they suddenly shift to remote learning? How have, and how will, the adaptations that school systems are making to continue operating during a pandemic shape education in Africa in the future?

In this episode of A Deeper Look podcast, Sidiki Traore, Founder and President of Distance Education for Africa, discusses the policies, skills and tools necessary to adapt to a virtual learning environment in Africa and talks about the challenges of providing equitable, quality education.

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Written by: Patrick Fine, Chief Executive Officer, FHI 360.