Coronavirus: online learning resources

Coronavirus: online learning resources
15 April 2020

Due to the coronavirus crisis the majority of schools and universities are closed and this situation is causing disruption to education, training and mobility opportunities across the EU and beyond.  That is why European Commission  has published  a wide range of resources to support online learning.

The Commission has launched a new webpage relating to online learning resources. The new webpage aims to present a wide range of online education and training resources and tools for learners, teachers and educators. During the outbreak of coronavirus crisis these tools can contribute to ensure the continuity in education and training activities.

Regarding the online learning materials there are:

  1. online platforms for teachers and educators

Online platforms

School Education Gateway

online catalogue of teaching materials and training opportunities for teachers and stakeholders in European school education available in 23 European languages


collaborative European platform for teachers to communicate, exchange resources, undertake professional development opportunities and co-create projects available in 30 languages

Learning Corner

teaching materials, including online games, to help pupils of all age groups discover the EU


online catalogue of training tools promoting and supporting youth work

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE)

open, multilingual online community connecting adult learning professionals across Europe to help enhance the quality and diversity of adult learning opportunities

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

online virtual exchange opportunities for young people across Europe and the South Mediterranean

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

resources supporting the provision of quality online teaching and learning by higher education professionals produced by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

EU Code Week




It aims to bring coding, programming, computational thinking and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way (available in 29 languages). 


'Yummy Physics'

video series on the physics of food produced under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


  1. EU-funded projects


EU-funded projects



online course for university educators who want to learn how to produce digitally supported learning experiences

'Penji protects the planet'


game-based learning activity teaching primary and secondary students the importance of environmental sustainability.

‘Bio talent’


innovative, blended e-learning biodiversity training programme



two educational videos explaining biocontrol methods using an animated cartoon-style video and spectacular close-ups of minute insects

‘Open Mind’


innovative, gamified open online course

for female learners and students

'Moby Click'


support the development of technology-enhanced learning

'Code n’ Social'


ICT learning including programming and basic technological skills

'CREATIONS project'


creative, engaging approaches to science education based on art



training programme in educational leadership and an online community learning space supporting school teachers to become future school leaders

‘Toy project’


for older adults and young children (4 to 8-year-olds) together to share knowledge, skills, values and have fun

‘Mutual Open and Online Skills’ (MOOS)


improve the use of ICT and open education resources in the curriculum of European high schools to stimulate new approaches to learning

European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN)

share knowledge and improve understanding amongst distance and e-learning professionals

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

Europe's leading institutional association in online, open and flexible higher education

In line with the current Digital Education Action Plan which focuses on implementation and the need to stimulate, support and scale up purposeful use of digital and innovative education practices, an  upcoming review in mid-2020 will further support the development of online learning at different levels of education across Europe. The current Action Plan has three main priorities:

  1. To make better use of digital technology for teaching and learning
  2. To develop relevant digital competences and skills for the digital transformation
  3. To mprove education through better data analysis and foresight


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