Impacts of COVID-19 on Education and Remote Learning. What comes next?

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Recorded on 11/17/2020

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly 1.5 billion students worldwide to quickly adapt to online learning. While technology has been able to provide students with access to high quality learning, most education systems need to pay close attention to ensure that technology does not amplify existing inequalities in access and quality of education.

Different OECD countries are adopting different strategies to reopen schools, but only 22% of them say they are looking to go back to where they came from, indicating that some form of hybrid learning is likely here to stay.

With increasing technology expenditures on the horizon, what strategies can education leaders implement in this “new normal”?

Building teaching capacity has become absolutely critical in most OECD countries. As we move into the next stages of the pandemic, what lessons can be learned to help pave the way for more strategic education implementation processes for schools reopening, and beyond?

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    Andreas Schleicher

    Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills OECD

    Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD in Paris. He initiated and oversees the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments that have created a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators across nations and cultures to innovate and transform educational policies and practices. He has worked for over 20 years with ministers and education leaders around the world to improve quality and equity in education.