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. When it comes to mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, the gap has virtually vanished.

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.

What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like

MindShift

Two very different and promising lines of research might form the foundation of a new set of design principles for digital equity. Researchers at Stanford have identified achievement gaps between students from developed and developing countries in MOOCs, and early findings suggest that simple exercises to encourage a sense of belonging in an online community can substantially reduce those gaps. By John Hansen and Justin Reich.

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