UNESCO's Kodrat - a new e-learning platform
In response to the learning crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre have launched a e-learning platform aimed at supporting teachers in these new teaching modalities.
The COVID-19 school closures have left more than 90% of the world student population at home. On top of this, protracted crises in the Arab region impact millions of learners. In response to this major educational disruption, UNESCO and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) have launched the Kodrat e-learning platform.
Kodrat aims at supporting teachers by building their capacities in coping with a new way of teaching and learning. The platform contains online courses targeting teachers and education practitioners to support their professional development in diverse education fields including distance learning, inclusive education, and lifelong learning.
Through the project, UNESCO will also provide psychosocial support to children, parents, teachers and school personnel in the areas affected by the Beirut blast to help them recover, as part of its initiative Li Beirut.
Overall, Kodrat will develop an ICT-enabled education system in Lebanon, increasing its crisis preparedness and contributing to the promotion of equitable and inclusive distance education while strengthening the resilience of the national education system.