As this volume goes to press, collaboration across boundaries has never been more important as academics across disciplines race to understand the Covid-19 pandemic and develop both medical and societal responses to it and its longer-term effects. The skills of participation and the bringing together of diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge will be paramount to these efforts. Digital communication plays a pivotal role in this, not least in the education sector where learning across distances means new forms of learning communities and practices are evolving. The lessons about participation and diversity within this volume could not be timelier.
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