Education has been affected by COVID-19 in many ways. The pandemic is a health crisis that has changed the way day to day life works on a global scale. Schools, Universities, Colleges and work places have all been forced to close, in order to protect the health of the human population.
The choice between keeping the economy alive and trying to save lives has been an incredibly difficult balance to find.
Many schools have adapted by teaching in virtual classrooms over video calls and home schooling. Assessments have been moved online, and a great deal of trial and error has become a huge part of the adaption to the pandemic in all walks of life.
Students were encouraged to keep studying at home with many parents becoming responsible for their children’s education. BBC bitesize provided a huge range of resources to help young people and parents; and as a result the Bitesize website received 1.6 million individual users on the day it’s lockdown learning program was launched.