Authors: Emma Nälsund-Hadley & Noam Angrist Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) school systems are enduring a challenge to learning and skill development without precedent. No other region in the world, has lost as many school days. Throughout the region, education experts agree on the importance of urgently tackling the COVID-19 learning slide, taking on the challenge … [Read more...] about Accelerate Learning for All – Education in Latin America and the Caribbean over the Next Several Years
Infrastructure and educational technology
Education is being challenged from many fronts: students are not learning what they need in the basics (literacy and numeracy); they are abandoning schools; they need to be prepared for jobs that don’t yet exist, and skills that were not traditionally taught (or at least not formally and effectively included as part of the curriculum and teachers training), are now in high … [Read more...] about Education 2030: The Game Changers
Fake news, viral memes, hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to the internet every minute, 3.80 billion people using social media worldwide, users creating and sharing content everywhere. But have you ever considered what happens after you post a comment, upload a picture or a video on the “net of nets”? As Bill Gates said, “content is king”, but who should take … [Read more...] about People versus Machines: Improving online communities beyond algorithms
Entry by Ivonne Acevedo, Eleno Castro, Raquel Fernández, Iván Flores, Marcelo Pérez Alfaro, Miguel Székely, and Pablo Zoido. If someone at some point thought that the pandemic was affecting us all in the same way, it soon became clear that we do not face the storm from the same boat. Anyone, regardless of age, profession, socioeconomic status or celebrity, can contract … [Read more...] about Same storm, different boats
Entry by Elena Arias Ortiz, Julian Cristia and Santiago Cueto “On Friday I reached 5,578 points and I managed to get 8 more flags. How many points do you have?” Sebastian asks his little friend. “I only got to 5,300, but I managed to get past Juan and now I'm second!” Ana replies enthusiastically. We might think that this conversation took place on a weekend, between … [Read more...] about Learning Mathematics in the 21st century: Can we add with technology?