Distance learning platform to bring community 'closer together'

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A new online platform has been launched by Dubai's education regulatory authority to help students, teachers and parents during the distance learning period.

The portal, set up by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), will feature free apps, websites and tech support during the distance learning period.  

A KHDA spokesperson said the portal is a way of connecting the school community with those who have useful products and services.  

"Many people in our community have been coming to us to offer or ask for help during this time. This portal is one way of connecting those who have useful products and services with those who need it," said Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director general of KHDA.

"In the last few days and weeks, it has become clear that for our community, the term distance learning applies to physical distance only. Socially and emotionally, we are more connected to each other than ever before. Teachers and parents are working together more closely. Parents are working more closely with their children, and are gaining a deeper understanding of how their children learn. We're all in this together. Distance brings us closer."

Schools across the UAE will offer distance learning programmes as educational institutions remain shut as a precautionary step to prevent spread of COVID-19.  

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