DIGITEACH: Fostering digital and social inclusion in education
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting many students in all European Union and it has presented unique challenges to all types and levels of learning. Despite the efforts put in place to ensure “anyone-anywhere-anytime learning”, the pandemic has demonstrated the weakness of a still-unfinished process, highlighting inhomogeneity between territories, problems of connectivity (digital divide), and technological equipment, and aggravating social inequalities.
The current crisis has shown that there is no digital inclusion without social inclusion and students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds (migrants, asylum seekers, learners with disabilities, and special educational needs) were and still are, the target most affected by the pandemic. Considering this context, DIGITEACH aims to ensure learning continuity for all schools’ learners – with particular attention to those with special education needs (SEN) and on who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by deploying digital tools and methods to deliver quality and inclusive education.