The Department of Education and Skills announced a €10million package for schools to support the provision of IT equipment to students who don’t have access to technology. This will help to support students with continuity of learning during the period of school closure. Schools will also be provided today with guidance on continuity of learning for students with special educational needs and for students at risk of educational disadvantage.
The Department of Education and Skills is working with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and telecoms companies through industry body Ibec to make a number of relevant websites “zero rated”. This would allow students to access these sites with no data costs.