Countries around the world have responded to coronavirus (COVID19) driven school closures by adopting remote learning approaches, with many deploying online learning programs. However, online learning has exposed deep digital divides between and within countries, including high-income countries. The situation is far worse for lower resource environments in middle- and- low-income countries with Internet penetration rates typically less than 50% and a large share of students without devices to enable online learning at home. Countries are therefore turning to television to significantly increase access to remote learning.
Low- and middle-income countries have been using education television since the 1950s including interactive television lessons more recently.……..………………
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