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What COVID can teach us about learning from home

Edtech has a long way to go

| Europe
According to UNESCO and the International Telecommunication Union, 40% of students globally whose schools were closed due to COVID-19 do not have access to the internet.   © Reuters

Tom C. Varghese is a visiting policy fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, at the University of Oxford.

COVID-19 has left over 1.5 billion students out of school. In response, governments worldwide have for the first time implemented various edtech solutions at scale in an attempt to maintain educational progress and learning. What we now know is that edtech has a long way to go before making education truly more inclusive, efficient and resilient.

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