10. The era of digital education during the Coronavirus pandemic. Impact of online learning on school education - EducationWorld. Online education has gained immense popularity among working professionals and students pursuing higher education.
These categories of online learners find immense benefit in the autonomy and flexibility that these courses offer. Online courses can be planned around their schedule which may include full-time employment, internships and caring for family. Online learning can also help them take out some quiet time to study. Distance learning has been around for a long time, even before technology made it extremely accessible. Participation, education, digital access and climate change are key concerns for children and young people in Africa and Europe, U-Report poll finds. Addis Ababa/Brussels/New York, 22 January 2021 – Participation in decision-making, quality education, internet access and the climate crisis are among the main concerns for children and young people in Africa and Europe, according to U-Report polling data released today by UNICEF, the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU).
Almost half of all young people polled feel excluded from political decision-making processes that affect their lives, the poll findings show. While an overwhelming majority of the polled young people (91%) would like to have more say in the political decisions that shape their lives, 48% feel completely left out. The main obstacle they cite (59%) is lack of access to policymakers. The findings are included in the report #YourVoiceYourFuture, a joint effort between the AU, EU and UNICEF that brings together results and recommendations from four U-Report polls across Africa and Europe. Exploring online learning and student mental health. There are many obvious pedagogical advantages to using digital technology to enhance opportunities but as we hurtle down this rapidly changing digital learning landscape, consideration must be given to the social and psychodynamic aspects of online learning approaches.
Mental health is rarely part of the discourse related to digitisation. It is worth exploring those excluded and the subsequent unintended consequences if academic progress is viewed in isolation. A wider consideration of the ‘whole student’ is paramount so no student is left behind. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in a given year and 75% of mental health problems are established by the age of 24. The college sector has highlighted this as a significant strategic risk for a number of years. Correctly, mental health is now one of the five top priorities for AoC. Long-term online learning in pandemic may impact students' well-being. Winter break and the start of next term are fast approaching.
At this point, most colleges that have announced their plans for the spring are intending to continue their modality and residence choices from the fall. Many have brought students back to campus but are continuing most instruction online. Others have encouraged students to stay home. What's working well in remote education. As we move into a third national lockdown, with remote education for most pupils once again the default, we are of course very aware of the heroic efforts of leaders, teachers and staff in developing remote education.
Likewise, we know there are difficulties and challenges that schools, colleges and teachers face in doing so. This short guide, which draws on findings from our interim visits, research and literature review, aims to provide some useful tips. What is remote education? There are different definitions out there, but these are the ones we will use here: Remote education: a broad term encompassing any learning that happens outside of the classroom, with the teacher not present in the same location as the pupils.
Students with poor A-levels may be denied student loans under Government plans. How to salvage children’s wrecked education. To protect the elderly and most vulnerable from Covid-19 we have shut down much of our free society and asked for huge sacrifices from the young.
The moral choice we made was admirable but putting children under virtual house arrest to save their grandparents was always going to come with side effects, most disastrously when schools are closed for all but the children of essential workers. What is needed, urgently, from the prime minister is a decision to vaccinate all teachers and school support staff immediately. Then schools should reopen. And there must be a plan — think of it as a national mission — to close the attainment gap between the children of the better off and the poorest, who have been hit hardest.
Continue reading Get unlimited access on any device. Pioneering reforms to boost skills and jobs. Landmark reforms that will transform post-16 education and training, boost skills and get more people into work, have been published today (21 January) by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.
The government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper enshrines the Prime Minister’s new Lifetime Skills Guarantee, setting out a blueprint for a post-16 education system that will ensure everyone, no matter where they live or their background, can gain the skills they need to progress in work at any stage of their lives. The Lifetime Skills Guarantee will offer tens of thousands of adults the opportunity to retrain in later life, helping them to gain in-demand skills and open up further job opportunities. This includes the chance for adults without a full level 3 qualification (A-level equivalent) to gain one from April 2021 for free in a range of sectors including engineering, health and accountancy.
Measures include: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In.