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After Covid, will digital learning be the new normal?

Sarah Best

2nd February 2021

Here is an article that discusses the use of digital learning in the classroom.

Roughly a year ago, schools in the UK were forced to close their gates to physical lessons and provide online learning for students. Many schools already use some form of online platforms to share resources and communicate with students and parents/carers such as Moodle, Google and ClassDojo.

This article focuses a number of areas, including the 'digital divide' that is believed to widening as a result of a large proportion of disadvantaged students not having access to a computer or the internet at home. Another area that this article highlights is the power that big tech companies have with the increase in demand.

This article could be used for the Education (differential educational achievement by social class) and Media units (relationship between ownership and control of the media).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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