Specialists bring their own insights to explore the key issues at the intersection of technology, equity and learning.
Special Focus: Leveraging Technology for a More Equitable Education
Innovative technologies are transforming the landscape of education. While there is great enthusiasm for and considerable investment in cutting-edge EdTech, there still remains the pressing issue of promoting equity in education. Although digital programs and applications have huge potential for increasing the availability and affordability of educational resources, mounting evidence would suggest that there is a widening gap in student performance and this is closely linked to what is referred to as the ‘second digital divide’.
What is the latest research on the equity implications of technology? How can online education platforms best serve the interests of students and teachers in economically challenged areas? In what ways can emerging tools democratize education and improve learning outcomes? In this selection of articles, specialists in this field bring their own insights and perspectives to explore the key issues at the intersection of technology, equity and learning.
The Second Digital Divide: Privileged Usage of Educational Technologies
Dr. Justin Reich
Assistant Professor, MIT
Harnessing Technology to Bridge Gaps in Education
Mr. Arnold (Cairui) Fu
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hujiang EdTech
Using Data to Drive Outcomes in Education: Getting the Right ‘Recipe’
Ms Jo Besford
Director, Green Shoots