INDIRE, National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research (Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Innovativa)
Current status:
Schools are closed until September 2020

INDIRE is focused on making available resources for students and teachers for teaching online. The ministry started a centralised action on their website and provides support to train teachers that are not digitally advanced with webinars, tutorials that could help choose the right tools and platforms and sharing good practices by other teachers.

Some of the challenges are the emotional distress that can be caused due to the quarantine as well as the re-organisation in the school level. Some schools are not prepared enough when they are asked to lead the process of guiding teachers and enhancing communication with families and students. The ministry and other publishers (such as public TV and institutions) make also resources and lessons accessible online.

The ministry considers the future of education following this crisis as all schools and teachers are now forced to use e-learning and get accustomed to teaching in alternative settings. It is an opportunity to collect information and advance in ICT tools and distant learning.

INIDRE opened a new initiative for students. It is a collaborative effort between all the 19 national Research Institutes by INDIRE gathers over 280 open resources to support online teaching and learning. The resources are available here.


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