Selected online learning experiences in the Caribbean during COVID-19. Policy Brief
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread closure of schools and disruption of education systems worldwide, requiring unprecedented adaptation to ensure learning continuity for students. In place of classroom learning, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been adopted to support online distance learning – with mixed results. While Caribbean governments have piloted a range of online learning modalities, many children in the subregion, especially those from poor and rural households, were not able to leverage those facilities. As a result of a lack of access to the Internet and devices that enable online learning, they lost nearly a year of education. These inequities have laid bare pre-existing barriers to accessing education at all levels in the subregion.
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT; DEVELOPING ISLAND COUNTRIES; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; SMALL STATES; RECOMMENDATIONS; ACCESS TO INFORMATION; UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES; DIGITAL DIVIDE; STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES; EQUAL OPPORTUNITY; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY; EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS; INFORMATION EXCHANGE; HEALTH; STUDENTS; CONTINUING EDUCATION; DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES; EPIDEMICS; HUMAN RIGHTS; SCHOOLS; COVID-19; INTERNET; POLICY-MAKING; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; RECOMENDACIONES; DISTANCE EDUCATION; PARTICIPACION DE LAS PARTES INTERESADAS; PAISES INSULARES EN DESARROLLO; ESTADOS PEQUEÑOS; PAISES EN DESARROLLO; UNIVERSIDADES; ACCESO A LA INFORMACION; ESCUELAS; DERECHOS HUMANOS; SALUD; ALUMNOS; EDUCACION PERMANENTE; ESTRATEGIAS DEL DESARROLLO; EPIDEMIAS; TECNOLOGIA DE LAS COMUNICACIONES; INNOVACIONES PEDAGOGICAS; INTERCAMBIO DE INFORMACION; TECNOLOGIA DE LA INFORMACION; ALUMNOS CON DISCAPACIDAD; IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDADES; BRECHA DIGITAL; COVID-19; INTERNET; ELABORACION DE POLITICAS; OBJETIVOS DE DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE; DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE; ENSEÑANZA A DISTANCIA;