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The Toronto Foundation created and funded a distance learning program for high schools that service populations with limited or no access to the internet. In two short weeks, a dial-in phone learning system was set up that connected 500 students with their teachers. The goal was to continue preparing these students for their matriculation exams that will take place in July 2020. The response was designed to continue providing uninterrupted remedial instruction to high school students when the…
Helping the European Parliament to debate and legislate multilingually despite social distancing and travel restrictions. Normally, the legislative process involves frequent physical meetings between MEPs from all over the continent, with associated travel. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have developed a multilingual remote participation platform to allow them to participate from their constituencies, debating and voting in their own languages with interpretation provided locally in…
The entire nation has been affected by the corona-virus but instead of just looking at the negatives this should be seen as a time for finding important and necessary changes and possibilities. The self-quarantine of senior citizens and most of others has expanded digital services as the main and sometimes the only contact method between humans. And as we all know the digital world has not been designed with senior citizens as the top priority. The main objective of Digital leap for seniors is…
This short questionnaire will help assess the risk of being infected and provides recommendations based on the individual's situation. The answers in turn help the Estonian Health Board assess and predict the spread of the virus in Estonia. By answering the survey, further suggestions on how to behave in the situation will be received. By submitting this questionnaire, it is agreed that the IP address is being logged for the Estonian Health Board to differentiate between multiple entries. The IP…
Assistance for effective remote learning. Vilnius city municipality have created Google platforms for schools in Vilnius tp facilitate remote learning. Teachers were invitied to online course to help them adapt to remote online teaching, with specific incentives and bonuses in place to encourage professional development. Finally, thousands of pupils were given touchpads, who did not have opportunity to learn remotelly otherwise.
Digital Lunch&Learn: Public Sector Edition. “Digital is now!“ – from now on, that’s how we greet every day, because digital transformation went from being our future plan to the present part of our daily work routine. Quarantine has changed how we live and work, therefore GovTech Lab Lithuania and Digital Academy Lithuania invites everyone to spend their Friday lunch break learning something new, useful and prepare themselves for digital present and future. “Digital Lunch&Learn”…
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