Learning at Home in Times of Crisis Using Radio
Interactive Audio Instruction Repurposing Toolkit: Summary
Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI) is a distance learning approach that uses radio and other digital media formats to provide high-quality teaching and learning worldwide. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in resource-lean environments with low internet penetration, radio is an effective way to reach large numbers of learners whose school systems have been disrupted or halted.
This resource is a summary of EDC’s new toolkit, which responds to the emerging learning crisis posed by COVID-19 school closures. Designed to assist donors, governments, and other NGOs to repurpose and adapt existing audio learning programs for broadcast during crises, the toolkit summary highlights key considerations and solutions to common challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. This toolkit summary provides guidance for quickly and effectively adapting existing audio programs for use in home settings, with parents, caregivers, or older siblings as program facilitators.