Digital Learning

Coronavirus Triggers Surge of Interest in Online Learning

As the number of people testing positive for coronavirus has risen, governments are taking drastic measures including schools and universities. The implications could be far reaching and long term, finds Sally McKeown

On February 9, nearly 200 million primary and secondary school students in China started their new term in what has been described as the largest home learning experiment ever. There has been a sharp rise in educational radio broadcasting in China and online education has boomed worldwide. Some pundits believe this trend will continue long after fears about coronavirus have died down and it may change the face of education in the UK.

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