4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap. Only 3% of teachers in high-poverty level schools said that their students had the digital tools necessary to complete homework assignments, compared to 52% of teachers in more affluent schools. A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access.

We discuss at length in this blog the benefits of a blended learning environment, where students — empowered with digital tools and access — take control of their learning, thereby creating a more inviting, engaging and successful learning environment.

However, there would be little point in highlighting these benefits if we did not also acknowledge that digital access at home continues to disadvantage students after school, where they are expected to conduct digitally-enabled homework assignments and projects.

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