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Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

For years policymakers have fretted about the “digital divide,” that poor students are less likely to have computers and high-speed internet at home than rich students. A new 2017 survey of technology use at home shows the gap in computer access is rapidly closing.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Books can be read online or on most mobile devices. You can read them online, on a mobile device, or download them.

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Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

Unfortunately, school closures have meant a step backward for many when it comes to the digital divide. The Austin Independent School District equipped 110 school buses with WiFi and positioned them in neighborhoods and apartment complexes with the highest need for internet access.

What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like

MindShift

Technologies that truly democratize education should disproportionately benefit the students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to access high-quality learning experiences. Two very different and promising lines of research might form the foundation of a new set of design principles for digital equity. Closing education’s digital divide is exactly the kind of grand challenge that the world’s greatest universities should be tackling head on. By John Hansen and Justin Reich.

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