April 2021 is already close to ending and alternation in education continues to be the current bet. Neither teachers nor students know when they will be able to meet in the classroom, since as much as it may be desired, the changing conditions make it difficult to return to the classroom. The third peak of the pandemic that affects Colombia has caused restrictive measures to be resumed.
On the other hand, unions and representatives of both the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, cannot reach an agreement, at least on education (previously we did the analysis on a year of education in the middle of the pandemic). And while this dynamic continues, the truth is that, as shared by Unesco, Latin America is one of the regions in the world with the longest closures.
In Colombia, although infrastructure deployment is progressing, connectivity is still far from having full coverage. It will not be until 2025 - if everything works out, or is done well - when full rural Internet coverage can be achieved. Meanwhile, education has to keep moving at the pace that development allows.
What do children say about it? This is precisely the approach of the second episode of this second season of Against TIC, our official podcast, in which we address other views, other perspectives… in which we listen to other voices, yes, without losing sight of analysis in technology, innovation and science.
The renewed Contra TIC team invited boys and girls of different ages and places to share their vision of what education should be like in Colombia. Subscribe and listen to the episode here: