5 Ways We Can Boost Remote Learning Access During COVID-19 and Beyond
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted society in many ways, showing us the vital role technology plays in keeping everyone connected when social distancing. As we face the largest educational crisis to date with more than 1 billion students impacted by school closures, technology, Wi-Fi, and smart devices — and resources to support the training and use of them — must be more widely accessible to ensure that students can continue learning.
Around the world, there are 3.6 billion people, or 47% of the population, who do not have access to the internet. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this means a student's chance at continuing their education or earning an income could be more difficult, purely because they cannot get online.