The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is leading a project, supported by their global partners including Evidence for Learning, to produced a free and accessible evidence-based report for school leaders and teachers on effective distance and online learning approaches.
The report is based on a rapid review of existing evidence (from 60 systematic systematic reviews and meta-analyses) on effective distance learning and online learning approaches and summarise information on practices used worldwide to support and improve learning for students who are not able to attend classrooms.
Key findings and implications include:
- Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered
- Ensuring access to technology is key, especially for disadvantaged students
- Peer interactions can provide motivation and improve learning outcomes
- Supporting students to work independently can improve learning outcomes
- Different approaches to remote learning suit different types of content and students
The Protocol describing the design and methodology of the review, the EEF Remote Learning Rapid Evidence Assessment and our Commentary on the EEF Review are published below.
This research was funded by The EdTech Hub – as part of the partnership between the EdTech Hub and the Education Endowment Foundation, a Global Initiative led by the Department for International Development (DFID), The World Bank and The Gates Foundation.
A technical report of the review will be published once it has been finalised.
Resources tab on the left remains but change to the following that links to the individual new pages:
- EEF Remote Learning Rapid Evidence Assessment Protocol
- EEF Remote Learning Rapid Evidence Assessment
- E4L Commentary on EEF Rapid Review
Reports and commentary
The following reports are free to access and download.
- Protocol for a rapid evidence assessment (PDF 704 KB)
- EEF Remote Learning Rapid Evidence Assessment (main report, PDF 768 KB)
- E4L Commentary on the EEF Review (PDF 225 KB)