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Tim Berners-Lee says too many young people are excluded from web

In a letter to mark 32 years of the internet, its founder says getting 2.2 billion fully online must be a priority Alex [email protected] 12 Mar 2021 00.01 GMT 12 Too many young people around the world are excluded from accessing the internet, and getting them online should be a priority for the post-Covid era, Tim […]

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What is the digital divide?

BY NATASHA PIÑON5 HOURS AGO Moving forward requires focus. Mashable’s Social Good Series is dedicated to exploring pathways to a greater good, spotlighting issues that are essential to making the world a better place. Working from “home” in a parking lot. Job interviews on laggy Zoom calls. Students trying to log onto class from a cell phone. For all […]

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Digital Literacy Report

Report Shows How Businesses are Addressing Occupational Digital Literacy A new report from National Skills Coalition and Cognizant U.S. Foundation sheds light on how policymakers can usher in a more equitable era of digital skills training for working adults Washington, D.C. — National Skills Coalition (NSC), in partnership with the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, today released a new […]

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New $2M US Ignite project seeks ideas to fix digital divide

Written by Ryan JohnstonOCT 5, 2020 | STATESCOOP The National Science Foundation will fund an initiative to develop five proof-of-concept internet connectivity projects over the next year, informing federal researchers on how to approach the construction of a national broadband strategy. The initiative, called Project OVERCOME, or cOnnectiVity for undERserved COMmunitiEs, was announced on Monday by US […]

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America’s Terrible Internet Is Making Quarantine Worse

Why millions of students still can’t get onlineOLGA KHAZANAUGUST 17, 2020 At 8 a.m. Pacific time last Wednesday, I joined David Anderson’s 12th-grade government class at Live Oak High by clicking on a Zoom link. Because California suffered a surge in coronavirus cases this summer, students in Live Oak, a town about 50 miles north of Sacramento, […]

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The digital divide is real and it’s painful

Beth LisogorskyFollowAug 2 · 2 min read If our founding fathers had access to Internet back when our great nation came to be, I’m pretty sure “the right to Internet, regardless of your economic status” would have been on the roster of important amendments. It might have even started as a parking lot item, before finding its way to the […]

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How the US’ massive failure to close digital divide got exposed by coronavirus

By Will Carless / June 22, 2020 It’s a normal lockdown morning for Alexis and his 9-year-old daughter, Eva. They’re huddled in front of Alexis’ cellphone and a laptop. Father and daughter urge the two machines to forge a decent connection and deliver the internet to the laptop. “Waiting and waiting and waiting,” Eva says.  “It’s very slow,” […]

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The digital divide in times of pandemic

The Cellular Operators Association of India shows that the average data consumption has increased by 30 percent as a result of the lockdownBy TPT Bureau | Agencies -May 21, 20200 As nationwide lockdowns have constrained and minimized the physical mobility and interactions of people, the virtual world has gained greater prominence in our everyday life. Stringent measures leading to […]

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Libraries and Schools Are Bridging the Digital Divide During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By James K. WillcoxApril 29, 2020177 SHARES Stay-at-home policies have made the web critical for tasks such as schoolwork, applying for unemployment benefits, and consulting with doctors. But millions of Americans lack reliable broadband access. Libraries, schools, and businesses are taking creative steps to expand WiFi networks in underserved neighborhoods. These measures are effective but temporary, […]

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The Distance Learning Gap in California

Today we launched a new report that examines the distance learning gap among K-12 households in CA. This is similar to a previous report which was limited to Los Angeles county. The new report is attached, and the key findings are pasted below. We also built an interactive map that helps visualize the data: I would appreciate […]