Digital equity is "a fundamental right to have access to education because we live in a digitized world."
COVID showed that schools face three big challenges for digital equity:
- Access - connect and use tools, shockingly hard even in schools
- Environment - not sharing devices, a quiet place to learn, etc.
- Bias - tech solutions may be biased against certain students
I talked with Beth Havinga on the importance of digital equity and what different countries and educators are doing to tackle the problem. It was an eye-opening conversation on the problems we face today and the problems we will face in the coming years.
Havinga shares tools and policy needed to tackle these challenges, with a call-to-arms for everyone to consider digital equity in their area of expertise. You can listen as a podcast or video.