CenturyTech – Personal learning pathways with micro-lessons to address gaps in knowledge, challenge students and promote long-term memory retention.
ClassDojo – Connects teachers with students and parents to build classroom communities.
Edmodo – Tools and resources to manage classrooms and engage students remotely, offering a variety of languages.
Edraak – Arabic language online education with resources for school learners and teachers.
EkStep – Open learning platform with a collection of learning resources to support literacy and numeracy.
Google Classroom – Helps classes connect remotely, communicate and stay-organized.
Moodle – Community-driven and globally-supported open learning platform.
Nafham – Arabic language online learning platform hosting educational video lessons that correspond with Egyptian and Syrian curricula.
Paper Airplanes – Matches individuals with personal tutors for 12-16 week sessions conducted via video conferencing platforms, available in English and Turkish.
Schoology – Tools to support instruction, learning, grading, collaboration and assessment.
Seesaw – Enables the creation of collaborative and sharable digital learning portfolios and learning resources.
Skooler – Tools to turn Microsoft Office software into an education platform.
Systems built for use on basic mobile phones
Cell-Ed – Learner-centered, skills-based learning platform with offline options.
Eneza Education - Revision and learning materials for basic feature phones.
Funzi – Mobile learning service that supports teaching and training for large groups.
KaiOS – Software that gives smartphone capabilities to inexpensive mobile phones and helps open portals to learning opportunities.
Ubongo – Uses entertainment, mass media, and the connectivity of mobile devices to deliver localized learning to African families at low cost and scale,available in Kiswahili and English.
Ustad Mobile – Access and share educational content offline.
Systems with strong offline functionality
Kolibri – Learning application to support universal education, available in more than 20 languages.
Rumie – Education tools and content to enable lifelong learning for underserved communities.
Ustad Mobile – Access and share educational content offline.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Platforms
Alison – Online courses from experts, available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Canvas Network – Course catalogue accessible for free for teachers in order to support lifelong learning and professional development.
Coursera – Online courses taught by instructors from well-recognized universities and companies.
European Schoolnet Academy – Free online professional development courses for teachers in English, French, Italian and other European languages.
EdX – Online courses from leading educational institutions.
iCourse – Chinese and English language courses for university students.
Future Learn – Online courses to help learners study, build professional skills and connect with experts.
Icourses – Chinese language courses for university students.
TED-Ed Earth School – Online lessons about nature made available continuously during a 5-week period between Earth Day (April 22nd) and World Environment Day (June 5th).
Udemy – English, Spanish and Portuguese language courses on ICT skills and programming.
XuetangX – Online courses provided by a collection of universities on different subjects in Chinese and English.
Self-directed learning content
ABRA - Selection of 33 game-like activities in English and in French to promote reading comprehension and writing skills of early readers.
British Council – English language learning resources, including games, reading, writing and listening exercises.
Byju’s – Learning application with large repositories of educational content tailored for different grades and learning levels.
Code It – Helps children learn basic programming concepts through online courses, live webinars and other kid-friendly material. Available in English and German.
Code.org – Wide range of coding resources categorized by subject for K12 students offered for free by a non-profit.
Code Week – List of online resources to teach and learn computer coding, available in all EU languages.
Discovery Education – Free educational resources and lessons about viruses and outbreaks for different grade levels.
Duolingo – Application to support language learning. Supports numerous base and target languages.
Edraak - A variety of resources for K-12 education in Arabic, targeting students, parents and teachers.
Facebook Get Digital - Lesson plans, conversation starters, activities, videos and other resources for students to stay connected
Feed the Monster – Android application in multiple languages to help teach children the fundamentals of reading, available in 48 languages.
History of Africa – A nine-part BBC documentary series on the history of Africa based on UNESCO’s General History of Africa book collection.
Geekie – Portuguese language web-based platform that provides personalized educational content using adaptive learning technology.
Khan Academy – Free online lessons and practice in math, sciences and humanities, as well as free tools for parents and teachers to track student progress. Available in 40+ languages, and aligned to national curriculum for over 10 countries.
KitKit School - Tablet-based learning suite with a comprehensive curriculum spanning early childhood through early primary levels.
LabXchange – Curated and user-created digital learning content delivered on an online platform that enables educational and research experiences.
Madrasa – Resources and online lessons for STEM subjects in Arabic
Mindspark – Adaptive online tutoring system that helps students practice and learn mathematics.
Mosoteach – Chinese language application hosting cloud classes.
Music Crab – Mobile application accessible for music education.
OneCourse – Child-focused application to deliver reading, writing and numeracy education.
Profuturo – Resources in different subject areas for students in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Polyup – Learning content to build math and gaining computational thinking skills for students in primary and early secondary school.
Quizlet – Learning flashcards and games to support learning in multiple subjects, available in 15 languages.
SDG Academy Library - A searchable library of more than 1,200 educational videos on sustainable development and related topics.
Siyavula – Mathematics and physical sciences education aligned with South African curriculum.
Smart History – Art history site with resources created by historians and academic contributors.
YouTube – Huge repository of educational videos and learning channels.
EduCaixa - Courses in Spanish language to help teachers develop the skills and competencies of learners in areas such as communication, entrepreneurship, STEM and big data.
Kaltura – Video management and creation tools with integration options for various learning management systems.
Nearpod – Software to create lessons with informative and interactive assessment activities.
Pear Deck – Facilitates the design of engaging instructional content with various integration features.
Squigl – Content creation platform that transforms speech or text into animated videos.
Trello - A visual collaboration tool used by teachers and professors for easier coursework planning, faculty collaboration, and classroom organization.
External repositories of distance learning solutions
Brookings – A catalogue of nearly 3,000 learning innovations. Not all of them are distance learning solutions, but many of them offer digital education content.
Common Sense Education – Tips and tools to support school closures and transitions to online and at-home learning.
Commonweatlh of Learning – List of resources for policymakers, school and college administrators, teachers, parents and learners that will assist with student learning during the closure of educational institutions.
Education Nation – Nordic countries have opened up their learning solutions for the world for free, supporting teachers and learners during the school closures.
EdSurge – Community-driven list of edtech products, including many distance learning resources for students, teachers and schools, covering primary to post-secondary education levels.
Keep Learning Going – Extensive collection free tools, strategies, tips and best practices for teaching online from a coalition of USA-based education organizations. Includes descriptions of over 600+ digital learning solutions.
Koulu.me – A collection of apps and pedagogical solutions curated by Finnish edtech companies to facilitate distance for pre-primary to upper secondary learners.