Pandemic 2020 and education: Responding from Kiribati

Faisal Badar, Jon Mason, Marebu Flood

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    Abstract

    Growth of unprecedented innovation in Education Technology for several decades faced a major challenge with the pandemic of 2020, characterised by disruption and opportunity. While educational services in high-income economies have benefitted from digital learning solutions during the disruption, most low- and middle-income economies have struggled to provide undisrupted access to learning during the pandemic lockdown. Framed by the global context of the pandemic, this paper identifies a global oversupply of advice from academic and industry experts about best practices during such circumstances. In contrast, the capacity of an education system from a low-income economy such as Kiribati, a small island country in the Pacific Ocean, is profiled. Key questions are identified for conducting qualitative research to gather further data for the case-study so that it might inform a related research agenda focused on developing technology-based solutions for out-of-school children in underprivileged contexts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICCE 2020 - 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
    EditorsHyo-Jeong So, Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo, Jon Mason, Antonija Mitrovic, Daniel Bodemer, Weichao Chen, Zhi-Hong Chen, Brendan Flanagan, Marc Jansen, Roger Nkambou, Longkai Wu
    Place of PublicationTaiwan
    PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
    Pages388-393
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)9789869721455
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020
    Event28th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2020 - Virtual, Online
    Duration: 23 Nov 202027 Nov 2020

    Publication series

    NameICCE 2020 - 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
    Volume1

    Conference

    Conference28th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2020
    CityVirtual, Online
    Period23/11/2027/11/20

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