Distance and digital learning during COVID-19 crisis: UNESCO Literacy Prizes laureates share their experiences

11 June 2021

On 3 June 2021, UNESCO organized an online consultation with UNESCO International Literacy Prizes’ laureates from previous years to inform this year’s theme of International Literacy Day (ILD): “The right to literacy in times of COVID-19: Contributions of distance and digital learning”. It brought together eight laureates who shared their respective experiences with distance and digital literacy learning, investigating the various kinds of distance learning solutions that were adopted in the different countries, communities and contexts. The laureates shared the challenges they faced in their transition and implementation of literacy learning to distance learning, and what they learned from these emergency responses that could feed into their programmes in the future.

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