The primary source of digital resources in Estonia is e-Koolikott (“e-Schoolbag”), a nationwide online library of more than 20,000 educational resources. Teachers, subject specialists, universities, and private publishers can all post resources to e-Schoolbag, and groups of subject-area experts are responsible for reviewing the resources for quality. Teachers can then use and adapt these resources for their lessons, including organizing and saving related resources into personal “learning kits.” Parents and guardians also have access to e-Schoolbag to support children’s learning at home, as was the case before school closures.
A second initiative is a list of online learning resources by subject, purpose, or grade span, including tools developed by Estonia’s robust educational technology sector.
Thirdly, an online platform called e-Kool (“e-School”) to help manage the administrative aspects of distance learning. E-School allows teachers to record student attendance and grades, post and collect student assignments, and send messages to students’ parents and guardians within an online platform that is also accessible by students and their families.
Read more at http://ncee.org/2020/04/a-step-ahead-estonia/