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UNESCO updates distance-learning information for the 776.7 million adolescents worldwide affected by faculty closures


As colleges around the world shut or transfer classes online to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many parents and educators are scrambling for ideas. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)has assembled an online information with links to distance learning apps and other resources.

According to UNESCO, “an exceptional want of adolescents, adolescence and adults are no longer attending colleges or universities because of COVID-19,” with governments in 100 countries having announced or implemented closures. In 85 countries, colleges nationwide have been closed, affecting extra than 776.7 million adolescents.

In addition to a list of national learning portals, UNESCO is also updating a list of digital education tools, including digital learning management programs savor ClassDojo and Google Classroom; apps designed for smart featurephones savor KaiOS; and software with a solid offline ingredient, including Can’t Wait to Learn, Kolibri, Rumie and Ustad Mobile.

The list also covers MOOCs, self-directed learning platforms, cellular reading apps, educational software pattern tools and live-video platforms savor Dingtalk, Hangouts Meet and Zoom.

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