Google and UNESCO IITE launch Teach From Home platform
The Teach From Home platform was kicked off to maintain the education process through online teaching and learning in areas affected by the coronavirus crisis in different parts of the world. The temporary hub is a collaboration between Google for Education and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE). It provides information and tools for educators that help them interact with students through video calls, get real-time questions from students, and livestream the lessons. Alongside video calls, the platform also provides learning opportunities and effective teacher-student interaction through making a special website to host lesson information, worksheets and videos, creating online quizzes, and providing real-time feedback in Google Docs. The platform further promotes principles of inclusion and equity through ensuring equal access to education for all students with the use of assistive technology and accessibility features.