My journey and learning during the lockdown and technology being my companion.

 Today, being a student from the MIE, due to the lockdown I have faced many issues to pursue my studies online. My laptop crashed at the begining of the lockdown and I have to use the laptop of my sister-in-law. It has been quite tough to be able to share her laptop as she had online classes and tuitions too. We managed somehow. During the previous weeks, I had missed some classes due to sickness, power cut and internet issues. Despite being at the clinic, I carried my things and laptop so as not to miss any classes. Some days it was hard as there were doctors' visit, tests and the surgery.  When we talk about studying at home, we think about laying on a sofa or bed and study. There are advantages of online sessions, for example: I do not need to change my pyjamas or travel to go at the institution because we are studying at home and no one has to know what you are wearing. Or simply you can be in your bed or seated at your studying table and no one would care how you are seated. W


  Assessments  The closure of schools, colleges and universities not only interrupts the teaching for students around the world; the closure also coincides with a key assessment period and many exams have been postponed or cancelled. Internal assessments are perhaps thought to be less important and many have been simply cancelled. But their point is to give information about the child’s progress for families and teachers. The loss of this information delays the recognition of both high potential and learning difficulties and can have harmful long-term consequences for the child. Importantly, the lockdown of institutions not only affects internal assessments. In the UK, for example, all exams for the main public qualifications – GCSEs and A levels – have been cancelled for the entire cohort. Depending on the duration of the lockdown, we will likely observe similar actions around the world. One potential alternative for the cancelled assessments is to use ‘predicted grades’, but Murphy a

COVID19 impacts on education: Families

  Impacts on education: Families  Perhaps to the disappointment of some, children have not generally been sent home to play. The idea is that they continue their education at home, in the hope of not missing out too much.  Families are central to education and are widely agreed to provide major inputs into a child’s learning, as described by Bjorklund and Salvanes (2011). The current global-scale expansion in home schooling might at first thought be seen quite positively, as likely to be effective. But typically, this role is seen as a complement to the input from school. Parents supplement a child’s maths learning by practising counting or highlighting simple maths problems in everyday life; or they illuminate history lessons with trips to important monuments or museums. Being the prime driver of learning, even in conjunction with online materials, is a different question; and while many parents round the world do successfully school their children at home, this seems unlikely to gene


Impacts on education: Schools  Going to school is the best public policy tool available to raise skills. While school time can be fun and can raise social skills and social awareness, from an economic point of view the primary point of being in school is that it increases a child’s ability. Even a relatively short time in school does this; even a relatively short period of missed school will have consequences for skill growth. But can we estimate how much the COVID-19 interruption will affect learning? Not very precisely, as we are in a new world; but we can use other studies to get an order of magnitude.   The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a health crisis. Many countries have (rightly) decided to close schools, colleges and universities. The crisis crystallises the dilemma policymakers are facing between closing schools (reducing contact and saving lives) and keeping them open (allowing workers to work and maintaining the economy). The severe short-term disruption is felt by

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