The Covid-19 Pandemic has highlighted a number of issues regarding the availability and affordability of broadband internet connection within a number of communities in Canada. Public libraries play a crucial role in bridging the societal gap known as the digital divide.
The pandemic has not shown us that in-person learning is ideal; instead it has demonstrated that our education system is unable to adapt.
Free and Open Source Software can play a useful role in education. Although FOSS isn’t always free of charge, it is much more affordable in the long-run for schools, as licensing fees drive up the cost of proprietary software significantly. FOSS can be bought, then copies of the software can be perpetually distributed without any additional costs and easily installed on every computer in a school.
BBK Network is an online learning platform offering virtual classes and programs that develop foundational soft skills in kids aged 7-13. BBK Network is a benefit corporation social enterprise.