Sponsored As of early 2021, 10% of total enrolled learners around the world are still affected by temporary school closures as governments try to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to UNESCO Institute for Statistics data. Many countries have been striving to build resilient systems so learning can continue to occur anywhere and at any time through classroom, online or hybrid learning.
For school boards, principals and administrators, priorities have to shift toward network upgrades or updates to drive effective digital learning. More importantly, they can evaluate and choose network infrastructure solutions that help to reap good digital learning dividends through imparting 21st century skills, or the 4Cs of creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration, in addition to the 3Rs of reading, writing and arithmetic.
The role of network infrastructure is particularly crucial in supporting digital learning transition at all levels. Where education used to be concentrated in school buildings, it can now be accessed wherever students and teachers have connectivity and access to the internet.