After closures of all educational institutions in Palestine because of Coronavirus, the ministry of education in Palestine switched the education for the first time into e-learning. Academic institutions are moving through remote learning, teachers submit lectures through digital learning platforms and they also use synchronous sessions for teaching online from a distance.
From my personal view. My son Qais is learning remotely now. Regardless of whether the students feel confident using the tools, or whether believe the tech platforms and tools are a productive way to learn. large numbers of students don’t have internet access at home. Other students, such as those with special needs, may need the services they would get in person at a school. I am happy and satisfied with the technology but school is important.
The pandemic, has provided an opportunity as well as lesson that in the unpredictable world, it was necessary to bridge the digital divide and impart skills to build resistance to face various threats from natural disasters to violence. More so, it calls for adaptability so that resilience is built into the most important sector that is education system.
Shared by: Yasmeen, Palestine, Westbank.