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Seguimos educando (“We continue educating”)
Source: Ministry of Education of Argentina
Initiative source contact: (To be confirmed)
"Seguimos educando" (translated as “We continue educating”) is a platform created by the National Ministry of Education of Argentina, launched on March 16th of 2020, that collects digital educational materials and resources organized by level and subject area, in accompaniment to preventive measures regarding the epidemiological situation of SARS coronavirus (COVID-19). This collection is being enriched on a daily basis with new and varied materials. The platform provides material covering the following levels of education: initial, primary, secondary, and special education. It also provides instructive material for teachers so they can learn how to use the resources. The platform includes materials on all subjects needed to cover each level of education. Finally, the platform also includes links to educational TV programs transmitted by public signal and available on YouTube; a digital library with open source books and articles; and a catalog of useful free-apps for students and teachers. The platforms allow teachers to create a profile, organize courses, upload material in a variety of formats and create assignments. Students can also create profiles, register in courses, and upload their work to be reviewed by the specific teacher. Most courses include recommendations and guidance for the families in order to involve them in the educational process of the student. A final advantage of the platform is that it does not consume mobile data.
**How can it be improved?**
The platform did not come with an instructive or guidance for teachers on how to use it, and therefore the adaptation has been very time-consuming on their side. It remains to be seen the overall impact is has had considering its actual use.
The platform does not include two-ways communication channels. It leaves these communications to the creation of WhatsApp and/or e-mail groups outside the platform.
The platform does not facilitate a way for students to interact with each other.
The platform does not include a system for grading.
The platform does not address the problem of the digital gap, and therefore it might no reach population that does not have sufficient internet connectivity.
**Is it replicable in other countries?**
Not yet reviewed. If you would like to collaborate please Amend the proposal.
Ministry of Education of Argentina (2020) Portal “seguimos educando”, last entry on March 26th, 2020, available on: www.seguimoseducando.gob.ar
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