Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures

Neo LMS

Today we launch right in with a topic that is on the minds and hearts of many teachers – the “digital divide”; that silent, pernicious socioeconomic gap between students that have and students that do not have access to technology. Digital divide: facts and figures. I mined their 2017 report for some details to guide our thinking on the digital divide with regard to education. Income vs. Access: The Digital Divide in the US.

50 Shades of Mobile

The Mobile Native

SMCS Mobile Learning Technology 2. The Mobile Learning Portal 3. Cybrary Man''s Mobile Learning Page 5. 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers 6. Go Mobile 4 Learning 8. Mobile Learning Integration 17. The Mobile Native 26. The Mobile Learner 27. Going Mobile 28. Mobile Learning 29. Mobile ESL 31. The Mobile Learning Edge 35. K-12 Mobile Learning 37. Mobile Learning 21 38. mLearning Trends 40.

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Mobile Learning Blogroll

The Mobile Native

Here is a list of great Mobile Learning blogs to follow. Cell Phones in Learning The Mobile Learner Going Mobile Teach Paperless Mobile Learning mLearnopedia Mobile ESL Learning in Hand Ubiquitous Thoughts m-learning is good K-12 Mobile Learning @Ignatia Webs The Mobile Learning Edge Mobile Learning 21 Living in the 4th Screen mLearning Trends mLearning: Beyond the Digital Divide. Blogs Mobile Learning

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

Edsurge

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. Promethean: How did Palmdale Schools double down on digital for its students? How do you combat this trend?

Remote Learning Is Not Going Away Soon. This Is How to Make It Better.

Edsurge

Connect All Learners The most crucial issue to address is the digital divide. As long as the digital divide remains, it stands as a failure of national will that translates into greater educational inequities,” the former Education Secretaries write in the foreword.

Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity. Parkland School District in Pennsylvania, like many of the nation’s public school systems, is seeing increases in student poverty rates and English language proficiency — trends that could make any existing digital divides worse. But Parkland school leaders are taking proactive steps to improve digital equity. EDTECH: What challenges related to digital equity are you facing in your district?

OPINION: The biggest danger to U.S. higher education? Losing 20 years’ worth of gains in access for first-generation and minority students

The Hechinger Report

Higher education is America’s most effective engine of economic and social mobility, and it plays a historically important role in creating a thriving democracy. These trends put all of that at risk, and could take us a generation to work our way out of unless we act now.

Vote for Digital Promise’s SXSW and SXSW EDU 2018 Session Ideas

Digital Promise

Every day at Digital Promise, we work with leading educators, researchers, and developers across the country to help close the Digital Learning Gap and improve learning for all. This year, Digital Promise has proposed a record 15 (!) We will team up to guess research trends and key findings in maker education. Bridging the Digital Divide with Anytime/Anywhere.

2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan

TeacherCast

One current trend appears likely to continue during 2016: an increasing number of classrooms will rely on computers and the Internet to assist in the delivery of education materials. A very significant trend likely to gain momentum during 2016 relates to the adoption of learning management system (LMS) platforms to change the way students access and utilize information. Mobile Classrooms In Remote Locations.

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Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

Read part 1 , part 2 (about audio) , part 3 (about video) , and part 4 (about mobile tech in education). When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side. Here were the three biggest trends they identified (in no particular order): Tech Addiction Rich media—gaming, VR, mixed reality—can be so powerful that they distract us from the offline world.

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

MindShift

The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have a mobile device — such as a tablet or smartphone. Mobile devices are now just as common as televisions in family homes. Screen media use among infants under 2 appears to be trending downward, from 58 minutes a day in 2013 to 42 minutes in 2017. The growth of mobile is a dramatic change.

Digital pervasion and loss of identity

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay “We are all digital now” claimed Paul Longley of University College London, in a research report (BBC News, 2006). In so doing, he identified a global digital tribe. There is none the less a need to acknowledge the digital divides that are perpetuated wherever technology is applied. The location of a global digital tribe within this landscape is a feature of interest for this chapter. Digital tribal identity 2.

Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha

Edsurge

radio, TV, mobile data, broadband. These measures will ensure that this valuable public resource can be leveraged by local communities to implement solutions to the ‘homework gap,’ close the digital divide in rural areas, and provide access to affordable broadband.” Today’s action continues that unfortunate trend.” Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to auction off part of the wireless spectrum reserved for education.

What New Research on Young Kids’ Media Use Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Mobile Access Is Nearly Universal Perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that mobile device use has become nearly universal, with 98 percent of kids age 8 and under living in a home with some type of mobile device. In addition, the amount of time young kids spend on mobile devices has tripled since 2013 -- from 15 minutes a day to 48 minutes a day, a close second to the 58 minutes a day kids spend watching TV. Introduce digital citizenship skills early.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But a few pioneering districts have shown that it’s possible, and Albemarle County has joined a nascent trend of districts trying to build their own bridges across the digital divide. Related: Not all towns are created equal, digitally. We don’t decide which students get textbooks based on their address, so we shouldn’t do that with digital access.”. By that measure, EBS has fallen well short of its promise, according to some digital-access advocates.

Shaping the future

Learning with 'e's

Some would suspect this is a reference to the digital divide, the haves and have nots in our society. We can watch the trends, but who would have thought for example, that mobile phones, a tool developed for business and leisure, could be applied so effectively in teaching and learning? Conversely, who would have predicted the consternation and controversy mobile phones would cause in many, many school contexts? Welcome to the future?

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!

EdTechSandyK

Publicizes key trends and challenges and predictions for adoption educational technology. Key trends from 2011 : People expect anytime anywhere access Resources becoming more cloud based Abundance of resources make it more challenging for us to function in the role of educator as we know it. Digital media literacy continues to rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession. Research shows 60% of low-income students carry a mobile device of some sort.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.”