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Contact tracing apps can sharply reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus even when only a few people use them, a study published on Sept 3 by researchers at Google and Oxford University showed.
For Sergio Meruvia, a 15-year-old student in Bolivia, staying up to date with school means selling hand sanitiser on the street to help pay for the expensive Internet services his family now needs to continue his classes.
Teaching in India moved online at the end of March during the coronavirus lockdown. But children from poorer homes and remote regions are struggling to continue their education as many have limited access to technology.
A range of technologies designed to combat the spread of Covid-19 is being deployed across Europe, from tracking apps to infrared cameras, posing a threat to individual digital rights and privacy, a report warned on Sept 1.
Sometimes the little guy with the better mousetrap can beat the tech Goliaths. That is certainly the case with upstart Zoom Video Communications Inc this year.
One group of women inmates at a prison west of Mexico City have managed to benefit from the pandemic, as the lockdown spurred a wave of professionals with time on their hands to donate online classes.
With coronavirus sweeping through their rural district, the children of Francis Marion School in Perry County, Alabama, started school online this week. But for many, logging on for class was out of the question.
Two sisters in western El Salvador are taking their love of learning to great heights: every day they climb a mountain, then scramble up an olive tree to get a signal to access their online college lessons.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual education, according to a UN study released Aug 26.
A dance studio in Florida. A martial arts centre in Missouri. Libraries in San Francisco. These and other places in the United States are taking on a somewhat unlikely new role this fall – welcoming children for supervised distance learning while their parents go to work.