Launched to connect technology and wellbeing-based organisations with teachers, parents and students who are teaching and learning from home, KHDA’s new online platform features educational products and services designed to help young people through the current Covid-19 crisis. It will feature apps, websites and support that will be offered free of charge during the distance learning period.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA, said: “Many people in our community have been coming to us to offer or ask for help during this time. This portal is one way of connecting those who have useful products and services with those who need it.
“In the last few days and weeks, it has become clear that for our community, the term distance learning applies to physical distance only. Socially and emotionally, we are more connected to each other than ever before. Teachers and parents are working together more closely. Parents are working more closely with their children, and are gaining a deeper understanding of how their children learn. We’re all in this together. Distance brings us closer.”
Schools throughout the length and breadth of the UAE will offer distance learning to students during the period of school closures. Many teachers and school leaders have used the two-week spring break to prepare to deliver learning experiences online and ensure that the quality of education remains high.