When schools were moved to remote learning on March 13, 2020, little was known about protecting the general population against COVID-19. Schools, businesses and much of society closed down sending people home and isolated from one another.
Teachers relied on remote learning that included online lessons, virtual teaching, paper packets, phone calls and other types of outreach to keep students engaged. The challenges were formidable and included:
Inconsistent virtual and remote learning platforms.
Technology limitations led to unequal access to quality education based on families’ socio-economic status, geographic location, and ability to assist students with assignments.
Inconsistent schedules for in-person learning adversely affect students especially the younger learners.