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TVET peer support in response to COVID-19

The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak impacts not only our health, lives and economies, but also the labour market and education sector. Many countries have already implemented temporary measures to slow down the spread of the virus, which includes closing public institutions and schools. As of March 19, over 890 million children and youth were unable to attend schools and universities, with nationwide closures effective in 114 countries and local shut-downs in some others.

Consequently, different forms of online learning and collaboration have become the focus of attention in an effort to ensure continuity of learning. In these critical times, we would like to draw your attention to the TVeT Forum as a platform for mutual support, knowledge sharing and peer learning, where you can seek advice and discuss your current TVET-related challenges and needs.

While some institutions and members of the TVET community may have already garnered valuable experience with online learning strategies and are set-up to offer large-scale online solutions without much delay, others are still in the learning phase and may find it useful to hear about working solutions that can be adapted to local contexts and implemented quickly.

To start the exchange, we have opened a discussion thread on the TVeT forum: Moving to online TVET learning in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – challenges and experiences. Should you have other specific TVET-related questions or interests, we encourage you to open your own threads and engage in peer support.

For medical concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, kindly refer to the (Covid 19) pages of the World Health Organization and the advice from your national health services.



On our website you can find a handbook on Open Educational Resources for skills development and a list of OER services, resources and platforms.


UNESCO's UNESCO's COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response page provides an overview of various forms of distance learning solutions.


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ILO E-Discussion: Continuing online learning and skills development in times of the COVID-19 crisis, 27 March to 9 April

​* To participate in French: https://bit.ly/2wGqHEm

Commonwealth of Learning (COL)

COL has a wealth of excellent openly available learning resources and tools. (shared on the TVeT Forum platform here). This same list can also be accessed here.

Policy Briefs and Guides for policy-makers

Basic guides on online learning, blended learning, open textbooks


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Technology and Tools

Online courses to build TVET educators' capability in flexible learning

These OER courses are designed to be facilitated in cohorts, but anyone can view them and learn from them at the links below:

Other resources

MOOCS for teachers (shared in this contribution)

Improving digital literacy of educators

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  • https://1minutecpd.wordpress.com/ - 1 minute CPD is a website from a collaborative group of UK educators with short blog posts written over the last 3 years on a range of digital literacy topics. The first 366 posts are designed to take just 1 minute to read (hence the name of the website).
  • "23 Things", where each Thing is a tool or cluster of tools to enable a particular digital capability (for self-directed learning).
Entrepreneurial learning

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  • https://bit.ly/OEP-HelloFutureEntrepreneur - Hello Future Entrepreneur has seven "chapters" on entrepreneurship-related topics, including multimedia material and assignments on each topic. The material is free to use, but teachers will need to instruct students on how and where to complete the assignments as well as assess their work.
Transition to online learning

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Principles of Competency-based Education

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  • https://go.osu.edu/taketime - The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) at The Ohio State University is offering a FREE online module on the topic of Principles of Competency-based Education. This self-paced, flexible learning experience will provide practical exercises, work samples, and assessments to help educators grasp the principles for designing competency-based education.
Additional Skill Acquisition Programme

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page date 2020-04-03

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