In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak that affected 1.6 billion learners worldwide with country-wide school closures, most teachers were forced to adapt to an emergency remote teaching setting relying heavily on digital technologies, reinforcing inequalities of vulnerable learners.

The European Schoolnet Academy released its new course catalogue for Autumn. A new set of five courses are available for teachers and other education professionals from September 2020.

European Schoolnet Academy, Scientix and STE(A)M IT have joined forces to launch the first STEM MOOCs package with a unique special certificate to obtain from European Schoolnet Academy!

Should schools reopen before or after summer vacation? Schools around Europe are slowly beginning to reopen but great disparities exist between countries and the school calendar has never been so undefined for millions of learners. Even when their health situation is comparable, the answers diverge.

ICT and STEM fields are historically male dominated. However, many women have contributed to the digital sector since the beginning. From Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook´s current COO. These renowned women and their innovative, scientific and technological accomplishments show girls that women's presence in ICT is not a myth. What is more, they are essential to the field.

During a webinar on 7 April 2020, Eric Welp, adviser at Kennisnet, presented how remote testing is organised in the Netherlands during the Covid-19 crisis. More than 30 participants, including representatives from Ministries and related organisations across Europe, joined the webinar.

15 April marks the birthday of one of the most astonishing artists in history: Leonardo Da Vinci. Last year, UNESCO decided to proclaim this day "World Art Day", taking it as an opportunity to reinforce the importance of art in the world and promote its diffusion and development.

Novigado is a new project with an objective to support schools and related stakeholders in the transition from a conventional and teacher-centred classroom into teaching practices that promote active learning with the support of innovative learning environments and use of relevant ICT.

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition calls for pledges to address the surging need for digital skills and solutions in these exceptional times. Across Europe, teaching and learning has moved online. While teachers in some schools and regions may be familiar with different Digital Education platforms, they are suddenly in a position where they may have to lead in producing, sourcing and manipulating digital learning content while ensuring that learner progression continues and is fairly assessed.

The crisis generated by the spread of Covid-19 has arguably led to more technology-supported change in schools in a few weeks than in the past 20 years. Digital technologies are playing a key role in providing much-needed continuity and support for teachers, learners and families in ways that would have been unimaginable, if not impossible, only a few years ago.