Francophone countries and COVID-19 EdTech response

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This blog post is a cross-post from EdTech Hub‘s blog (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0). The blog post was written by Etienne Lwamba on the 29th of April 2020.

This is part of our coronavirus (COVID-19) and EdTech series.

One thing about coronavirus is clear — it does not respect borders. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in school closures across the world. With about 300 million French speakers worldwide, here we consider some initial lessons from francophone education systems, their EdTech response, and the importance of cooperation of countries who share the same language. In light of school closures across many Francophone countries – all with differing income levels – we consider their differentiated responses and if there is more scope for these countries to collaborate. 

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