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ERIC Number: ED604252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Shifting to Online Learning in the COVID-19 Spring. Policy Brief
Young, Julie; Donovan, William
Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research
The coronavirus known as COVID-19 has worked its way into nearly every corner of the globe and caused, among other restrictions, a shutdown of most schools across the United States. Desperate not to lose time away from the classroom, school officials are rushing to shift instruction to the Internet. Districts and schools face a daunting challenge to convert as much of their instruction as possible, as swiftly as possible, in an organized, effective manner. The time students spend at home online continuing their education can neither be monitored by professional educators nor assessed to determine what they are learning and retaining. This brief presents some important considerations for school administrators and teachers as they attempt to shift their efforts to a virtual platform. It refers to students, families, teachers and technology. At a time when there is much uncertainty about public health, employment and personal finances, it will hopefully assist in the continuing effort to move education forward. [This report was also prepared by Arizona State University Prep Digital.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research
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