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The more tech, the bigger the divide?

Breaching the digital divide is more important than ever; as the amount of technology involved in education grows like topsy the opportunity for some to be left behind grows too.
   If kids don’t have access to the internet at home, even through mobile devices, their education is going to suffer any way you slice the cake.
   “The more we enable the transition to digital learning the more the gap can be for students who don’t have reliable broadband access or device access outside of the school. It goes by many names; digital equity, knowledge gap…
   “There’s a number of things we can do to address it, outdoor wifi coverage, community hotspots, there is no silver bullet though,” says Rich Nedwich Global Director of Education at CommScope/Ruckus which makes networking hardware and software. Read More


29 May 2019 | International
The more tech, the bigger the divide? News Image

Breaching the digital divide is more important than ever; as the amount of technology involved in education grows like topsy the opportunity for some to be left behind grows too.
   If kids don’t have access to the internet at home, even through mobile devices, their education is going to suffer any way you slice the cake.
   “The more we enable the transition to digital learning the more the gap can be for students who don’t have reliable broadband access or device access outside of the school. It goes by many names; digital equity, knowledge gap…
   “There’s a number of things we can do to address it, outdoor wifi coverage, community hotspots, there is no silver bullet though,” says Rich Nedwich Global Director of Education at CommScope/Ruckus which makes networking hardware and software. Read More

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