The recent closure of school and university campuses impacted the learning of an estimated 1,2 billion learners. Learners, parents, teachers and administrators needed to find alternative ways to support continuity of learning without requiring teachers and learners to be in the same place at the same time. At this juncture, open, distance and e-Learning approaches were required/ thought necessary, but education systems were not all geared to using these approaches, despite campus closures in the past due to pandemics like SARS and other events such as earthquakes, storms, floods and teacher strikes. This special edition will showcase lessons learned from responses to closure of campuses and training establishments that could be used to build more resilient educational systems. The special issue will be published in November 2020.
Draft papers will need to be submitted by mid August to allow time for the necessary review process.
Journal of Learning for Development