Webinar: From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Educational researchers Justin Reich and Mimi Ito recently released a report, From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies, which synthesizes research on why educational technology efforts so often fail to achieve equitable outcomes, and offers some guiding principles to address these pitfalls. The report addresses three important ed tech myths above and connects them to research findings from diverse fields and disciplines. The report then outlines a variety of examples of programs that are closing dimensions of the digital divide, and lays out a framework toward developing a set of Guiding Principles for Digital Equity, that could guide developers, philanthropists, venture capitalists, policymakers, researchers, and educators toward more effective strategies for leveraging technology in the service of equality. It concludes with a call for efforts to consolidate all that we have learned over the last decades about education technology and equality, and to imagine from that history a new way forward. Read more.

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