E-learning and Nintendo: Coping with virus school shutdowns

By Hiroshi Hiyama

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Wait, the school was closed, so that the kids stay at home (to minimise contact with other people), and the solution bring them to a busy workplace, full of other people?

Please tell me they didn't commute to work on the train...

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Many teachers are turning to conference call applications to interact with students, but that requires good WiFi access and computer literacy.

If the school closures are forcing teachers, students and parents to learn digital skills that is great news to me! Most elementary kids in other G8 countries study programming and no doubt configure their own wifi.

Most cable TV companies have cheap internet plans - just needs a little refocus on priorities.

Here is a blog from India to encourage those who think education doesn't involve learning digital skills:

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