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What Does the National Educational Technology Plan Say About the Digital Divides?

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few years, schools and policymakers were focused on one digital divide in K–12 education: unequal access to technology. It defines not one but three digital divides. However, the Office of Educational Technology, a team within the U.S.

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Without Supplemental Pandemic Funding, Digital Divide Risks Increase

EdTech Magazine

Lockdowns revealed that districts were stuck in a 19th century framework, resulting in deep digital divides and leaving some students struggling to complete school assignments outside of the classroom. Bringing today’s K–12 learning environments up to speed requires adequate, long-term funding.

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Tackling the digital divide after the pandemic

Neo LMS

Although the digital divide was not caused by the pandemic, it was definitely exacerbated by it. Technology has to be an equalizer and help narrow the digital divide. Possible solutions to tackle the digital divide. Read more: 6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide.

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Schools Must Focus on Narrowing Digital Divides

EdTech Magazine

Concern about digital equity in schools hit its zenith during the pandemic. The plan delves deeply into shrinking three types of digital inequity: the digital use divide, the digital design divide and the digital access divide. However, its importance certainly has not declined.

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How Mississippi Stakeholders Collaborated to Narrow the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

The post How Mississippi Stakeholders Collaborated to Narrow the Digital Divide appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Recognized for Addressing Digital Divide During Pandemic

Digital Promise

Closing the digital divide became even more important last year as students without reliable internet access at home struggled to connect to their classes. Courses such as “Moving Forward with Hybrid Learning” and “Creating Digitally Inclusive and Accessible Learning Experiences” are aligned with Digital Promise micro-credentials.

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The looming threat that could worsen the digital divide

eSchool News

This funding, which was crucial in bridging the digital divide, now stands at a crossroads, potentially leaving many educational institutions grappling with outdated technology and hindering access to the digital resources necessary for effective learning.