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Stephen Downes

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Italy was one of the earlier and hardest hit regions in Europe and had a lot less time to prepare for a sudden conversion to online learning. How well did they fare? "They have reacted quickly. Some schools have activated or accelerated training opportunities for teachers... t he Ministry of Education has set up a web page with a knowledge bank of initiatives for schools... INDIRE with other two networks developed Flipped classroom, a project adopted by 592 schools." And so on. It hasn't been perfect: "2% of Italian families have internet connection between 2 and 30 Mbs, much lower than is required to download and stream educational content." (In case you're wondering, Bell provides me with a miserly 5Mbs here in Casselman, Canada, so it's not impossible to work with less, just frustrating).

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