Tallinn library wins European Citizens prize for online reading initiative

Tallinn Central Library has won an award for an initiative which sees librarians read books to children over the internet, helping parents when they need to work from home. This article was first published by ERR News. The library’s initiative “Loeme ette!” (“Let’s read for them!”) won the European Parliament’s European Citizens Prize 2020. The […]

Move Lab aims to increase the share of outdoor learning

This year, 38 new schools from all across Estonia joined the education programme Schools in Motion. To balance the negative impact of the corona pandemic on pupils’ mental and physical health, the programme focuses on diversifying distance learning and integrating outdoor learning in school life. The education programme started five years ago and by now, […]

Crisis brings focus on home-school communication

With the extensive use of distance learning in 2020, patterns of communication and cooperation between the home and school have changed, a study led by University of Tartu researchers reveals. The importance of informal communication has grown. Schoolchildren and their families need more advice and information to adapt to new routines and new learning environments.  […]

What are Estonian schools doing differently during the second wave?

The digital solutions became a lifeline, which helped Estonia continue learning and teaching in the corona spring. And Estonia did well. The survey showed that in comparison with neighbouring countries, students in Estonia were more satisfied with distance learning. (Telia Survey, Spring, 2020). However, in the new school year, Estonia has avoided full distance learning.  […]

COVID-19 didn’t affect the exam results in Estonia

The state examinations show that the average results of the students this year are like those of previous years despite the COVID-19. Though, the results should not be compared by year as the exams were not essential to graduate from high school this year. In the last academic year, students had the option of taking […]

What helped Estonian schools successfully handle the coronavirus crisis?

In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put students, teachers and parents to test; Estonian schools managed to adapt to new situations quickly and therefore handled the crisis well; although there is no one right formula for a successful distance learning programme, there is still a lot to learn from an Estonian example. Although […]

What helped Estonian schools successfully handle the corona crisis?

In spring, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put students, teachers, and parents to test. Estonian schools managed to adapt to new situations quickly and therefore handled the crisis well. Although there is no one right formula for a successful distance learning programme, there is still a lot to learn from an Estonian example.  Although the COVID-19 […]

Survey: distance learning from children’s perspective

Telia Company asked 7 000 students across seven countries in the Nordic and Baltics about their experiences from studying from home. Despite challenges and substantial changes in habits that happened overnight, their overall experience has been largely positive. “Across the Nordic and Baltic countries, parents, teachers, politicians and journalists started discussing the psychological, financial and […]

Digital education firms speed up innovation

It was surprising even by Estonian standards. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting quarantine, the entire country moved to remote learning almost overnight, and companies that develop digital e-education platforms repositioned their products to help new users. The article by Justin Petrone was first published on the E-Estonia webpage. Not only did the pandemic transform […]