In response to how the global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition by launching Ericsson Educate – a digital programme delivering online learning content focused on improving digital skills for students in secondary schools and universities.
Now more than ever, being digitally connected is vital to maintaining a sense of normalcy during the current circumstances. Education is one critical sector particularly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, with around 1.2 billion students and youth around the world unable to attend traditional education institutions. This has placed a huge demand for comprehensive online education programs on governments and education institutions alike.
The Ericsson Educate programme includes different learning paths, customized to the educational needs and maturity level of the target audience, and can be accessed free of charge via web portals specifically created by Ericsson.
“The current pandemic situation has affected students’ learning efficacy on a global scale never encountered before. Without schools, friends, and direct contact with teachers to reach out to, studying remotely brings its share of challenges for the learners,” says Ericsson Connect To Learn programme director, Zohra Yermeche.
“It is particularly difficult for teachers as well, who have to adapt to the new conditions and rethink their approach to teaching, with little to no adequate training on how to transition towards remote lesson delivery and virtual classroom management. The need of the hour is digital learning systems that are inclusive, scalable and easy to use, providing access to quality educational content aimed to be both informative and engaging.”
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