Selected online learning experiences in the Caribbean during COVID-19

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Selected online learning experiences in the Caribbean during COVID-19


This study examines how ICTs have supported equitable development of online distance learning for students in primary, secondary, and tertiary education systems across the Caribbean. By presenting data obtained through interviews with government officials and other key stakeholders in five countries and territories - Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago – the study highlights learning continuity challenges and successful adaptations specific to the subregion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study identifies best practices and recommendations to integrate ICTs in education systems during the pandemic and to ‘build back better’ national education systems towards greater efficacy and inclusivity across student populations.


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Abstract .-- Introduction .-- I. Sustainable Development Goal 4 and COVID-19 .-- II. Analysis of online learning in selected countries. A. Research methodology. B. COVID-19 actions in ECLAC member countries. C. Barbados. D. British Virgin Islands (BVI). E. Guyana. F. Jamaica. G. Trinidad and Tobago .-- III. General Findings .-- IV. Best practices and recommendations.