Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures


Unless you’ve been living on the moon for the last decade you will also know that mobile is booming: the statistics bare this out with a 20% year-on-year increase in the uptake of mobile broadband (data) subscriptions. Looking through some of the Pew Center’s research on this makes for some interesting reading particularly with regard to trends around mobile usage compared with fixed broadband. Welcome to NEO Blog 2018!

Microsoft to Use TV White Space to Put Wi-Fi on Rural School Buses

EdTech Magazine

TVWS works by delivering broadband internet over unused TV channels, which traditionally serve as buffers between active channels. Key to unlocking the potential of TVWS, the FCC in 2010 allowed unlicensed radio transmitters to be in the white space, freeing up the spectrum and opening up opportunities for high-speed internet. Microsoft to Use TV White Space to Put Wi-Fi on Rural School Buses. jena.passut_7651. Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:41.


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Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

In 2015, 47 percent of K-12 teachers and almost two-thirds of K-5 teachers reported using game-based learning environments in their classes, up from 23 percent of K-12 teachers in 2010. Last year’s survey underscored the large numbers of high school students using their own devices in classrooms , a practice often called BYOD. CoSN Calls Broadband Access Outside School a ‘Civil Right’ for Students. Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog.

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Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

The Future Ready movement grew out of the Connect Ed initiative launched by President Obama in 2013 with several goals: to connect 99% of students in schools to broadband, and to address the need for more professional learning and leadership to ensure the effective use of technology. Michelle Luhtala commented that New Canaan High School went BYOD just this year as part of their personalized learning intiative.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). This means lower costs up-front and lower costs overall when compared to the combined costs of cellular and monthly broadband Internet service to the home. 2010). For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g.