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Trying to close the "access gap"? Check out Edutopia's Education Equity collection of proven resources to help ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed.
Interested in equity issues? You'll want to take a look at this 2002 study examining the possibility of a new digital divide being created by how technology is used, rather than unequal access to it. The report presents the findings of research at eight high schools in southern California--five low achieving schools in low socio-economic status communities and three schools in affluent neighborhoods with higher student achievement. This is a significant study, especially if you are involved with Digital High School implementation in California.
The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education, articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology.
CoSN is working to close the access gap for learning no matter where students are. As of 2016, the project has developed a Digital Equity Action Toolkit, an Infographic, survey templates, and a list of additional resources.