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COVID-19 series: Spain - Regional approaches: E-learning in Catalonia

COVID-19 series: Spain - Regional approaches: E-learning in Catalonia

Source / author: 
Government of Catalonia
Publication date: 
16 April 2020
Publication type: 
News
Country: 
Spain

To ensure general continuity of primary and secondary education the main focus in Catalonia is on e-learning. While the use of e-learning platforms in secondary schools is quite common (although not universal) this is not the case in primary education. Catalonia is therefore implementing a range of teacher trainings as well as ensuring connectivity (and availability of devices) for students who do not already have access to them. These initiatives are not limited to STEM but cover all topics. 

 

In parallel, a range of proposals and actions are being prepared to support teachers in their teaching activities. For example, coinciding with the international "Day of Girls in ICT" the government of Catalonia is preparing a small digital challenge for secondary students. In addition, women engineers who work in ICT (role models) have been asked to record videos on their life and career in ICT as well as their projects, in particular those with a societal impact (e.g. healthcare, education, etc.). These vides will be tied into student assignments. In addition, an overview report will be prepared (based on the quality and number of the video reports - link will be available soon).