The Differing Provision of Ed-Tech Demonstration and E-Learning in Europe, Asia, and America

John Lewes (Challney High School for Girls, UK)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 43
EISBN13: 9781668442968|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6878-1.ch003
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This chapter explores examples of the digital divide within diverse countries and across the globe, and presumptions about the West's preparedness for online learning are questioned. The scale of the effects of the pandemic are used to highlight the juxtaposition of the great potential of online learning with the stark reality that though the West can debate the extent of their e-learning during the spread of the coronavirus while poorer nations have great swathes of disconnected and vulnerable youth without the interventions of their teachers, the fact is that there is little evidence that all the conditions of effective online learning exist throughout the world. Ed-tech demonstration of affordable internet, different approaches to learning online, availability of digital equipment, teacher incentives and training, and providing quiet places to study at home, as well as other initiatives to resolve some of these issues in Europe and the wider world are explored and questioned.
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