COVID-19 Rapid Response Report from the Field

July 2020


Blended/Distance Learning

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Author(s): Alisa Belzer, Tesa Leon, Margaret Patterson, Christy Rhodes, Federico Salas-Isnardi, Jen Vanek, Corlis Webb, Blaire Willson-Toso

The report discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult education and literacy programs. It highlights the challenges faced in providing online instruction and supporting learners’ digital literacy skills. Program administrators and teachers experienced job changes, requiring increased technology use, learner support, and professional development.

The report emphasizes the need for comprehensive support systems, including technical assistance, resources, and partnerships, to address the diverse needs of learners. Program changes and adaptations are being explored, including remote assessment options.

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