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How Edtech Can Address the Equity of Access Gap

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The digital divide in education was laid bare by Covid-19 as millions of families without access to devices or high speed internet were asked to participate in online distance learning programs. While much progress has been made in rolling out Chromebooks and hotspots, there is still an enormous gap in software access as ‘free during school closure’ products revert to priced models that have serious equity problems.

This session will examine the often unintentional equity of access issues created by edtech investors and providers and will highlight practical examples of ways to provide more equitable access, ensuring that the most disenfranchised students are able to use the most advanced and innovative learning technologies.

 

 

Confirmed Panelists

Andrew Hill, Co-Founder & CEO, LiftEd (speaker)

Michael Lombardo, Founder & CEO, BookNook (speaker)

Aly Murray, Founder & Executive Director, UPchieve (speaker)

Dr. Shawn Joseph, Visiting Associate Professor, Fordham University & Former Superintendent, Metro Nashville Public Schools (moderator)

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