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Coronavirus: 11 free online education platforms in Spanish that the Nordic countries released due to the pandemic

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Coronavirus: 11 free online education platforms in Spanish that the Nordic countries released due to the pandemic

The numbers are alarming: in the world there are already more than 1,500 million students unable to attend classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Unesco.

That equates to 91% of the total students enrolled in a total of 188 countries.

Given this, schools in particular or countries in general try to offer online alternatives to continue educating remotely.

And if there is a country with an excellent educational system and digital experience, it is Estonia.

In 2014 this small nation began a technological transformation of its educational system that made it the number one in Europe in the PISA tests, being surpassed globally only by China, Singapore and Macao.

“We have a series of solutions that fully support distance learning. We are ready to share Estonian best practices and solutions with countries that need it, ”said Mart Laidmets, Secretary General of the country’s Ministry of Education and Research, in mid-March.

Following the example of Estonia, which released its online tools for free, seven other Nordic countries joined the initiative in the following days.

Thus, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, which also often lead the educational rankings, made their digital teaching platforms available to the international community.

The praised Nordic educational model, in addition to having strong state funding, is based on the concept of “bildung”.

As academics Lene Rachel Andersen and Tomas Björkman explain in their book “The Nordic Secret” (2017), “bildung is the way in which the individual matures and assumes an increasing personal responsibility towards family, friends, fellow citizens, society, humanity, our world, and the world heritage of our species, while enjoying increasing personal, moral, and existential freedoms. “

The Nordic countries online tool list, published under the title “Education Nation” and recommended by Unesco, contains more than 40 options and continues to expand.

Rodrigo Cordero
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