Teaching with Tech: the role of education unions in shaping the future

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Education International

The impact of COVID-19 (Qs 6-9) Realising that COVID-19 has already had a significant impact on the education sector as many schools across the world were closed and teachers were asked to provide lessons remotely, the survey started off with key questions related to COVID-19. Unsurprisingly, new digital technologies have been introduced into a vast majority of education systems across all regions.

Q6: Have new digital technologies been introduced in your education system due to COVID-19 school closures? Answer Choices

Responses

Nr of responses

Many

31%

34

Some

44%

47

Few

22%

24

No

3%

3

Answered

108

Table 2. Percentage introduction of digital technologies due to COVID-19 school closures

There are some regional variations in the extent to which new technologies have been introduced as shown below:

Regional responses to Q6: Have new digital technologies been introduced in your education system due to COVID-19 school closures? Africa Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America North America & the Caribbean

100 %

90%

80%

Few

70%

60%

Some

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Many

no

Figure 4. Regional comparison of whether digital technologies have been introduced due to COVID-19 14