26 July 2020
As children and parents in the GCC get a taste of remote schooling due to the impact of COVID-19, there are multiple themes emerging. It is a given that learner cohorts are very different, which means that felicity with computers vary significantly. Remote learning, especially for young children, is a complex affair due to the influx of technologies,various software, and communication capabilities of stakeholders involved. The GCC education sector’s response to COVID-19 quarantine needs to be judged objectively. It is natural that concerns around grading and national tests will raise significant challenges. Also, a deeply fundamental concern is that some parents or guardians may not be in a position to support their wards in their daily classes and learning effectively. This could breed academic inequalities. Teachers scrambled to find methods to continue teaching effectively in a situation wherein no physical presence is possible. Obviously, not all teachers will be tech-savvy. Increased screen time for children is another major concern.However, due to technology, ‘personalized learning’ as a concept could raise, as real-time data (like regular submission of assignments) can all now get catalogued. There is the need to understand how students can tap the potential of online remote learning solutions, so that appropriate guidance can be developed and disseminated. Teachers will be under continuous pressure to think creatively about their own roles as enablers of student learning and to evaluate multiple ideas for implementation (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). To really understand the experiences and the impact on students and parents in the GCC, a roadmap is required.
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