Since the start of the pandemic, crisis management in education has focused on children and young people, but adult education is also as critical in times of crisis. Ministries of education have encouraged educational institutions to use online and distance education to ensure ‘continuity of learning. However, adult education has not yet caught the attention of governments.
Despite these challenges, in some contexts, it is clear that the crisis also provides an opportunity for the development of more flexible learning solutions that make better use of distance learning and digital tools.
Over the coming months, the Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform (www.skillsforemployment.org) held e-discussions and add key references and tools on distance learning and skills development during the pandemic to its collection, acting as a vital resource for constituents around the world.