Use dedicated television or radio channels to share learning content with communities where broadband connectivity is not readily available.
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Establish a dedicated channel (radio or television) where teachers can share learning content with students. A channel can be established per grade with time dedicated for each channel. Each lesson can be packaged as a podcast and made accessible through a number of channels i.e. WhatsApp, SoundCloud & MixCloud (credit: @Danielle De La Fuente , https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/covid-reimagine-learning-challenge/ideas/caregiving-podcast).
Furthermore, all teachers will be provided with a common lesson plan aligned to the broadcast and they can then provide their students with telephonic support through a toll-free number which can be manned after broadcast lessons. Additionally other social media platform, such as Facebook can be used to provide personalised support.
All areas requiring special attention are noted by each student and the teachers can take calls from their students to address these on a call-by-call basis. Dedicated time per student can be round robin. Large classes can be broken into much smaller classes by introducing volunteer teachers into the system. This is important to ensure that all students received personal attention.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I am a parent based in South Africa where most children have not had any education for more than three months. This is largely due to poor network connectivity in some remote areas of the country.