The impact of COVID-19 on Education Technology in International Schools
Of schools used Google Classroom as their main learning platform.
Said they experienced significant challenges delivering distanced learning through technology.
Of teachers considered synchronous communication platforms as extremely valuable.
Of schools said their future plans regarding the use of learning technologies have changed as a result of adapting to distanced learning.
In June 2020, 82 international schools from 41 countries were researched about their use of technology during campus closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report shares the results of this research and highlights some of the challenges and opportunities that were faced delivering distance learning which are now influencing future decisions on teaching and learning.
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Insights in education technology
Research was conducted with 82 international schools from around the world during June, at a time when many schools had been delivering online or distance learning for several weeks. The results show that almost all schools in the survey (99%) had a learning platform in place and were able to support children with their continued learning. However, many challenges and opportunities were faced during this time which are now influencing decisions on teaching and learning into the future.
For the international schools that were surveyed, their main challenge was lack of teacher skills; both in adapting to teaching remotely, and in technology use. Internet limitations were also a problem for 37% of international schools.
Included in this report:
- Online learning platform access and their effectiveness
- The most significant challenges, solutions and support teachers experienced during distance learning.
- Schools communication with parents
- Assessing student progress during distance learning
- The impact of all this on future plans for the school