The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries and all continents. Closures of schools and other learning spaces have impacted 94 percent of the world’s student population, up to 99 percent in low and lower-middle-income countries.
It has educational institutions across the world being forced with no choice to suddenly harness and utilize the technological tools to create content for remote learning for students in all sectors. Educators across the world are experiencing new possibilities to do things differently and with greater flexibility resulting in the accessibility to education for students across the world. These are creating new modes of instruction that have previously been largely untapped particularly in kindergarten to Grade 12.
The crisis has stimulated innovation within the education sector. We have seen innovative approaches to the delivery of educational programs. These changes have also highlighted the future of learning, and the modes of delivering quality education. And has opened up the opportunities for the entrepreneurs to tap in both for the students and educators. Students are affected by a lack of resources to access learning and educators need better training and support in new methods of education delivery.