The writer is a former Uk secretary of state for education and co-founder of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust
This pandemic could profoundly improve education for the superior. All through background, the sector has been conservative and resistant to improve. For centuries it had the slate, then arrived a century of blackboard and chalk. Now students are just a finger-click absent from the extensive awareness of Google — so much larger than that of any unique teacher.
Coronavirus has provided educational facilities Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. The technology turns a laptop computer monitor into a classroom, where by students and teachers see just about every other and can query just about every other in certainly collaborative on the web mastering. Just right after the UK’s lockdown started, the Office for Training launched a new on the web college, the Oak Nationwide Academy, where by 2m classes have been