SXSW EDU 2018
Digital Inclusion in Schools: Partnership & Policy
Increasingly schools are turning to web-based tools—homework submission, high stakes testing, and even course taking. Yet many families still do not have in-home internet access. Are we imperiling the promise of EdTech innovation by ignoring this widespread disparity? This session discusses how a corporation, university, and charter school network partner to address digital inclusion. They will discuss implications for schools and how others can work across sectors to solve similar disparities.
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- Attendees will understand the importance digital literacy and digital inclusion, including policy implications for students, families, and schools.
- Attendees will learn how organizations, both public and private, can partner to address the digital divide and digital inclusion in their work.
- Attendees will learn how to maximize funding and collaboration opportunities across sectors to address complicated problems from diverse perspectives.
- Miriam Greenberg, Director of Education and Communications, Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard University
- Matt Taylor, Director of Data and Analytics, Fortune Schools
- Kate Allison, Senior Researcher, Internet Essentials from Comcast
Kate Allison, Sr Researcher, Internet Essentials from Comcast