Education took a lot of hard hits during the worst days of the pandemic. From complete shutdowns at the beginning of the pandemic to the failure to return to school when restrictions eased, the impacts of COVID-19 have taken their toll on educators and students alike. In fact, pandemic learning loss has become one of the most significant challenges facing educators today. In this news roundup we take a look at what pandemic learning loss is and if it can be reversed.
Can Learning Loss be Reversed with EdTech?
The impact of pandemic learning loss will be felt for a long time to come according to Jamie Candee, CEO of Edmentum. With nearly two decades of progress and achievement in student learning effectively erased by the pandemic, Candee worries about the effects of this as students reach adulthood in terms of lost wages and lost opportunities.
Despite the impact of the pandemic on education and student achievement, Candee sees hope in empowering teachers and accelerating education using education technology platforms. These platforms support teachers and students by supplementing curriculum and tailoring student learning.
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Using Data to Help Higher Ed Grow Post Pandemic
Despite common assumptions, it’s not just K-12 students and teachers who were negatively impacted by pandemic learning loss. Colleges and universities were also impacted as students left campus and professors learned how to teach virtually.
But now that the dust has settled so-to-speak university IT departments are “beginning to look into all the benefits of the technologies and solutions they quickly adopted in 2020” with the goal of doing more and getting more out of their investments. You can learn how colleges and universities are unlocking the power of the data generated by these platforms and tools from Bob Burwell, NetApp’s chief technology officer for SLED.
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Surprising Results from Hawaii’s Study on Pandemic Learning Loss
Education leaders in Hawaii recently presented their findings on the impact of pandemic learning loss on public school students. While the state recorded steep declines in learning during the first two years of the pandemic, what their study found was that students are bouncing back and recovering more quickly than expected – at least in English. However, with steeper losses in math different tactics are required to reverse pandemic learning losses.
What else did the educators learn about learning loss and recovery? You can find out here.