Past Event

Reaching the Hardest to Reach with Education Technology During COVID

October 9, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keeping learners engaged by reaching the hardest to reach with technology during COVID: the Kerala experience Co-Sponsored by The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), Earth Institute, Columbia University & South Asia Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES). Education has been disrupted during the COVID19 pandemic. Millions of children have trying different models of learning remotely with the help of parents, teachers, extended families and others. What have we learned so far from the ground? What has worked and what needs to be improved This panel will look at the Kerala model from India and learn from the governmental and NGO actions on the ground. ? Join us in discussing education in the COVID19 times with concrete examples from Kerala on the use of technology to ensure learning continuity. Let us also learn the lessons for sustainable development and what we can infuse in the education system to build back better. Join the Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute (Columbia University) to discuss with our esteemed panelists: Anvar Sadath, CEO, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education, Government of Kerala Professor V.K. Damodaran, President Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust and Member, Governing Board and Executive Committee Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment Sajitha Bashir, Adviser, Office of the Global Director for Education, World Bank Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor-Tenure, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, LUMS University, Pakistan Opening Remarks by Dr. Yanis Ben Amor, Executive Director of Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University Moderated by Dr. Radhika Iyengar, Director Education of Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University. Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Special Interest Group at CIES

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