Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: Anpe requests that RTVC program educational slots to alleviate the digital divide - La Provincia


Anpe Canarias has asked this Monday that the Regional Ministry of Education broadcast, through the Canary Radio and Television, training content during the alarm status decreed by the pandemic of Covid-19 coronavirus and thus contribute to alleviating the existing digital divide between students.

The union has thus invited the regional department of Education to join similar initiatives that have already been adopted in other autonomous communities and at the national level.

The organization considers that this measure is essential to cushion the effect of the digital divide in the performance of the students while the suspension of classroom classes to contain the coronavirus.

Anpe Canarias recalled in a statement that the survey of income and living conditions of Canarian homes of the Istac corresponding to 2018 revealed that the equipment TIC The most common in the homes of the Canary Islands is the television (98.8%), followed by the mobile phone (96.5%) and the internet connection (77.3%).

These percentages vary depending on the territory in question and, furthermore, they do not guarantee that the minor can use the computer, since in many cases the parents themselves need it to carry out telework, adds the note.

"The public media are the most effective way of reaching students. For this reason, we urge the Ministry to set up a time slot in which educational content adapted to the Canarian reality is disseminated and accessible to all students ", has affirmed the union president, Pedro Crespo.

The union leader has alluded to the decisions taken by the Ministry of Education to offer educational content in La 2 de TVE or the Junta de Castilla y León, which has launched, through the Ministry of Education, the initiative "Learning at home: CyLTV's educational hour", to contribute to the youth learning.

The trade union organization considers that Radio ECCA and school radios can also help to make a greater number of students available this type of resources and thus guarantee pedagogical continuity.

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