The outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe and necessary national measures taken to tackle the spread of the virus may cause significant disruption to the provision of education, training and mobility opportunities for learners, teachers and educators across the European Union (EU).
Online tools – like many digital tools (online and offline) – can serve different educational purposes:
– connecting educators and learners with each other when in separate locations
– accessing information and environments not usually available in every home or institution
– supporting continued professional development of educators in a flexible way
An upcoming review of the Digital Education Action Plan in mid-2020 will further support the development of online learning at different levels of education across Europe.