Over the past year, the classroom has been completely turned upside down, whether at primary, secondary or university level. However, the digital classroom may not disappear so quickly.
Luc Weis, director of Script, envisions a classroom that remains partly virtual. Script, the Department for the Coordination of Educational and Technological Research and Innovation, is one of the main drivers of development in the field of education in Luxembourg.
The pandemic has made the digitalisation of many aspects of our lives essential, and the same is true for schools. While it was thought that digitalisation in education would take about two years, the transformation has had to be accelerated in order to ensure distance learning almost overnight.
In addition to platforms such as Microsoft Teams, a whole range of virtual solutions have been developed to enable teachers to teach, but also to enable children and their parents to follow the curriculum in an optimal way, in sometimes complicated conditions. Whether the exercises are carried out individually or with classmates at a distance, school has changed and screens are now an integral part of the equation.
Thanks to the arrival of rapid tests in schools, they may not have to be closed until the summer holidays, but one thing is certain: computers will not stop accompanying pupils in their learning because they will be able to recognise their strengths and weaknesses better than anyone.
The new coronavirus pandemic in 2020 has clearly accelerated the arrival and development of School 2.0, a concept that should therefore remain embedded in the new foundations of education.