For technology in education, 2021 was a year of experimentation and reflection. Educators worldwide have seen widespread use of mobile devices and digital platforms as part of an attempt to bridge the divide created by lockdown measures. Measures have affected more than 1.6 billion students spread across 150 countries (World Bank, 2021).
However, as well as providing continuity for millions, these solutions have also exposed new forms of digital divide. A global survey of teachers across 92 countries found that 56 per cent of teachers felt that they did not have the skills needed to make digital learning a success (Oxford University Press, 2021).
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