Combating COVID-19: Webinars

Futures of education from students’ perspective: inspiration and lessons-learned from campus closure, 16 May 2020, 17:00-19:00 (GMT +8)

15 May 2020

UNESCO INRULED and UNESCO IITE invite college students to the online forum to discuss their status and challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic, solutions of flexible learning at present and visions for future of education. This webinar will reveal that this critical situation can also be an opportunity to rethink how education should be provided and designed in the future, and what skills are needed to achieve this.

The Second UNESCO Webinar on Education Sector Response to COVID-19 in Central Asia, 15 May 2020, 8.00 – 10.00 (GMT+3)

13 May 2020

On 15 May 2020, UNESCO Almaty will organize the 2nd in the webinar series, planned in the framework of a regional online discussion platform on education sector response to COVID-19 for Central Asian countries.This webinar will discuss various simple technical solutions for distance learning, the end of the school year, and the organization of exams using alternative methods for learning assessments.

Across the divide: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on pupils with additional needs

8 May 2020

Nisai Education Trust hosts the following webinar on 11th May, 1pm – 2pm (GMT + 1), which will bring together leading researchers and practitioners to consider the impact of ‘lock-down’ on learning retention and emotional well-being as well as to discuss how to think differently about the curriculum for key groups of pupils and what support schools can provide to vulnerable groups of students.

Global Webinar “COVID-19: Reflections by the ASP community”, 12 May 2020, 14.00 -15.30 (GMT+2)

8 May 2020

The UNESCO ASPnet International Coordination team and UNESCO IITE would like to invite all ASPnet members – National Coordinators, teachers, students and their parents – to come together as a global community, to share and explore observations, feelings and initial lessons learned on the experience of remote learning, and reimagining the future of education based on this experience.

Skills development during the pandemic and preparing for recovery – COVID-19 education webinar #8, 7 May 2020, 13:00-14:30 (GMT+2)

6 May 2020

This UNESCO webinar on skills development during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic builds on country experiences already shared in the previous UNESCO webinars, which have tackled several dimensions of education policy responses. It aims to share innovative country experiences with evidences on effectiveness of strategies aimed at tackling the immediate and longer-term effects of the COVID-19 crisis on TVET and skills development systems.

Advancing Open Educational Practice in line with UNESCO OER Recommendations during COVID-19 Pandemic

6 May 2020

UNESCO IITE, UNESCO INRULED, and Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University (SLIBNU) will hold an international webinar entitled “Advancing Open Educational Practice in line with UNESCO OER Recommendations during COVID-19 Pandemic” on Friday 20:00-22:15, May 8th, (GMT+8). This webinar aims to explore the themes of Open Educational Practices (OEP), Open Educational Resources (OER) and distance learning during COVID-19 pandemic.

Maintaining learner health and well-being during school closure and reopening, 30 April 2020, 13:00-14:30 (GMT+2)

27 April 2020

The closure of schools across the world to curb the spread of COVID-19 has revealed multiple health risks. Many children are missing out on school meals, others have experienced or are exposed to violence. There are also emerging sexual and reproductive health risks, and impacts on mental health and well-being. This webinar will explore how those working in the sectors of education and health can apply evidence-informed actions to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of learners in the context of school closures and schools reopening.

Back to school: Preparing and managing reopening of schools – COVID-19 education webinar #6

23 April 2020

This webinar, the sixth in an ongoing UNESCO series, aims to: enable information sharing and dialogue around preparing and planning for school reopening; highlight some of the common challenges to anticipate and ways to address them; share lessons learnt from past and ongoing crises which can be useful in the current context. Access the webinarFriday 24 April, 13:00 to 14:30 (GMT+2).

UNESCO IITE round table at MIEF-2020 “Building More Resilient Education Systems: Innovative Experience and Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

23 April 2020

On April 27 from 10:00 till 11:00 in online conference room «Аristotle», the UNESCO IITE round table “Building More Resilient Education Systems: Innovative Experience and Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic” will be held. The event is designed to become a unique international virtual platform for dialogue and cooperation in search of solutions to urgent problems in the field of education caused by the current coronavirus outbreak.

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is launching three-part webinar series

23 April 2020

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is launching three-part webinar series that will be conducted from 6 to 20 May and will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design and online environments to promote equity. This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. They are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

COL announces a series of webinars on online learning

23 April 2020

From April 16 to May 28, 2020 Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is holding nine technical webinar sessions, covering: taxonomy and anatomy of MOOCs, instructional design, technology options, quality assurance, learning analytics and ethics, and research on MOOCs. The webinars are open to anyone interested in the topic, registration is here.