Covid-19 is changing education for the better

The writer is a former Uk secretary of state for education and learning and co-founder of the Baker Dearing Academic Trust

This pandemic could profoundly transform education and learning for the far better. During record, the sector has been conservative and resistant to transform. For hundreds of years it had the slate, then came a century of blackboard and chalk. Now pupils are just a finger-click absent from the vast understanding of Google — so considerably increased than that of any personal instructor.

Coronavirus has provided schools Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. The know-how turns a laptop display screen into a classroom, wherever pupils and academics see each and every other and can query each and every other in actually collaborative on the net finding out. Just just after the UK’s lockdown started, the Division for Schooling released a new on the net faculty, the Oak National Academy, wherever

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