Event: Reaching the Hardest to Reach with Education Technology During COVID
Updated: Oct 11
Reaching the Hardest to Reach with Education Technology During COVID Co-Sponsored by The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), Earth Institute, Columbia University & South Asia Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES).
Education has been disrupted during the COVID19 pandemic. Millions of children have trying different models of learning remotely with the help of parents, teachers, extended families and others. What have we learned so far from the ground? What has worked and what needs to be improved?
This panel will look at the Kerala model from India and learn from the governmental and NGO actions on the ground. Join us in discussing education in the COVID19 times with concrete examples from Kerala on the use of technology to ensure learning continuity.
Let us also learn the lessons for sustainable development and what we can infuse in the education systems to build back better.
Our esteemed panelists:
Anvar Sadath, CEO, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education, Government of Kerala
Professor V.K. Damodaran, President Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust and Member, Governing Board and Executive Committee Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment
Sajitha Bashir, Adviser, Office of the Global Director for Education, World Bank
Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor-Tenure, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, LUMS University, Pakistan
Yanis Ben Amor, Executive Director of Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Radhika Iyengar, Director Education of Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University. Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Special Interest Group at CIES
Haein Shin, Education Technical Adviser, Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Please see below documents and links shared by our speakers:
Facing Forward : Schooling for Learning in Africa. By Bashir, Sajitha; Lockheed, Marlaine; Ninan, Elizabeth; Tan, Jee-Peng. World Bank regional flagship
TV Based Learning in Bangladesh : Is it Reaching Students?
Status Report – Government and Private Schools During COVID-19, India. By Oxfam
Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures - UNESCO- UNICEF- World Bank
The effect of school closures on standardized student test outcomes. Study about Belgium schools during COVID
Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust website
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
South Asia Special Interest Group of CIES
Center for Sustainable Development