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One parent of a child with physical disabilities said their child preferred online learning because ‘his physical disabilities aren’t a barrier to inclusion … ’ (Shutterstock)

Bullying, racism and being ‘different’: Why some families are opting for remote learning regardless of COVID-19

Traditional learning formats often fail marginalized students. We should be skeptical of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ or even ‘one-size-fits-most’ model.
Pre-pandemic research about courses offered online and in-person found students took online courses selectively and strategically. (Shutterstock)

Do university students want more online learning, post-pandemic? Here’s what some chose before COVID-19

Some promoters of educational technology see COVID-19 as a ‘tech reckoning’ for professors who refused to accept progress. But before the pandemic, many students also preferred in-person classes.
Examining the impact of school closures on educational outcomes. GettyImages

Counting the cost of lost schooling in South Africa

While the loss of contact learning time can be quantified, it’s more difficult to quantify the effect of school closures on learning outcomes.

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