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Role of ICT for Community in Education During COVID-19

Role of ICT for Community in Education During COVID-19
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Author(s): Raja Sher Afgun Usmani (Taylor's University, Malaysia), Anum Saeed (Center for Advance Studies in Engineering, Islamabad, Pakistan)and Muhammad Tayyab (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 27
Source title: Research Anthology on Remote Teaching and Learning and the Future of Online Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7540-9.ch058


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COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a novel strain of Coronavirus. COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic on 11th March 2020, and it has impacted almost every aspect of human life. Education is crucial to individuals and society, and COVID-19 has affected educational systems worldwide. According to UNESCO monitoring, over 100 countries have implemented nationwide closures, impacting nearly 90% of the world's student population. In this chapter, the authors discuss how ICT is helping the community during COVID-19 and how it is catering to the young population's education needs. The demographics of COVID-19, along with an aging population, are explored. The authors then focus on the education sector and the challenges for education from school to universities. Furthermore, they look into how ICT facilitates education in the COVID-19 pandemic and the issues and challenges ICT faces in implementing online education. In the end, they discuss the role of ICT in developing communities and the future directions of online education for the development of smart communities.

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