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‘Quality Education’ has been identified as one of the key developmental issues by the United Nations and thus forms an integral part of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These global goals define the roadmap for a better world by 2030. Given that education is important for the socio-economic development of a country, from the time of existence of the Millennium Development Goals, and later the SDGs, positive efforts have been made by Governments of developing nations in improving their outreach and education standards. This progress is being jeopardized due to the global lockdown and closing of educational institutions with the onset of COVID-19. Technology has come to play a crucial role by bridging gaps and making education more accessible to students during these times.
Technology – A Key Enabler for Education
According to UNESCO’s Global Education and Monitoring Report, 91% of the global student population spread across 194 countries got affected due to closure of schools and universities at the peak of lockdown period in April 2020. Tech-based interventions at all levels – early childhood education, primary to secondary schools as well as universities received a major boost during this period. Educational institutions were quick to adapt to online formats for learning even as adequate …
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