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Uwezo (2020): Are Our Children Learning? The Status of Remote-learning among School-going Children in Kenya during the Covid-19 Crisis. Nairobi: Usawa Agenda.

Uwezo (2020): Are Our Children Learning? The Status of Remote-learning among
School-going Children in Kenya during the Covid-19 Crisis. Nairobi: Usawa Agenda.

Teaching and learning are as old as humanity.
Over the years, however, the way in which
teaching and learning are executed have
continually been shaped primarily by technological
advancement, but also by the changing needs of
society. Technology has always been and continues
to be an important building block of “connectivism”
learning theory that recognizes significant trends
in learning, including the fact that formal education
does not comprise the majority of learning. This
dates back to the discovery of the printing press,
which enabled children to learn from teachers
who are far removed from them in time and space
through the printed word.
Technological advancements have accelerated
in recent times, with wide ranging implications
for education both by way of agenda-setting in
the sector and direct impact on actual teaching
and learning. Literacy is increasingly synonymous
to digital literacy. Digital illiteracy is just as
encumbering as illiteracy. This fact has driven the
Kenyan government to invest in integrating ICT in
education. The objective highlighted in both Ministry
of education policies and Ministry of Information and
Communication policies, is to make ICT a platform
for improved efficiency in the delivery of education,
while simultaneously making the teaching and
learning space a hotbed for ICT skills acquisition.

 

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Original Publication Date: 
30 May 2020
Document type: 
Assessment Report