OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Continuing Education in the time of COVID-19

Innovative response

Collective and proactive action by education-technology players (e.g. Ruangguru in Indonesia) to rapidly prepare the platform for free nation-wide access to Live Teaching sessions to ensure normalcy as much as possible for many K-12 students as schools and educational institutes are closed down for social distancing purposes. These players can also work together with Telecommunication Providers to provide complimentary or extra-affordable mobile data / internet data to support the digital lessons/educational activities. Also work together with Ministry of Education and other relevant stakeholders in the education ecosystem to communicate, guide and provide quality education even as everyone is stuck at home.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Sustaining education for K-12 (formal) students in the time of COVID-19

Organisations/institutions involved

Education Technology players, Ministry of Education, Telecommunication Providers, Local Governments, School Administrators

Potential issues

If the COVID-19 situation becomes worse or protracted, there is a major risk that the key players in facilitating online / digital education may not be able to sustain financially and operationally given affected topline/revenues with ongoing costs to serve. More partnership support and Government financial support would help these players to tide over.

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Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government
  • Regional/State government
  • Local government
  • Private Sector

Issues being addressed:

  • Public service delivery under new circumstances
  • Social effects of the crisis
  • Continuity of education for K-12 students