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Published 02.06.2020 11:52
A group of Polish computer programmers want to help teachers work remotely
Over 160 volunteers joined forces to help Polish teachers solve problems in remote learning. These are issues related to the English language or the automation of teaching processes. The Geeks4Teachers project was created during one of the hackathons for computer programmers, and it is an entirely grass-roots initiative.
Published 28.05.2020 18:18
In Russia, various edtech online platforms are supporting the country’s education system.
Online platforms such as Russian online school, Yandex.textbook, Teach.ru and Yaklass. They are available for teachers, pupils and parents during the pandemic. The Ministry of Education has compiled a list of recommended resources. Some IT companies such as Mail.ru and Yandex provide access to their platforms for online learning.
Published 28.05.2020 14:18
In Austria, the Ministry of Education developed the content platform Eduthek that offers learning and exercise material.
The material is delivered by external providers and is aimed at kindergarten and pupils of all school levels to practise at home. In addition, publishers and providers from schoolbooks are offering some of their content free of charge. Since March, the public TV station ORF 1 has been offering a special…
Published 18.05.2020 20:20
In Jamaica, a campaign was created to donate tablets for children to study at home.
The project called EduTechAid was created by the Jamaican company GeoTechVision to raise money to buy the devices. Tablets are for children who don’t have a computer, but need the equipment to take classes. Schools were closed in Jamaica on March 13 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 27.04.2020 13:07
In Namibia, school teachers have been directed to create WhatsApp groups to upload lessons for students in public schools.
The Namibian Ministry of Education has directed teachers to start uploading lessons onto WhatsApp for parents to download and teach their children at home during the country’s lockdown. Concerns have been raised about whether students have Internet access and the devices needed to access the materials. The Ministry says special…
Published 26.04.2020 10:58
In Japan, avatar robots help students attend graduation from home.
Ceremonies in the country have been cancelled because of the pandemic, but students at the Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home. The robots, dubbed “Newme” by developer ANA Holdings, were dressed in graduation caps and gowns, and…

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