Digital Divide

Raising awareness of an issue

Have you ever noticed that some issues become super important for a few weeks and then their popularity dies out as people move to the next thing? Whether it’s the war between Palestine and Israel, climate change or world hunger problem, they only manage to hold the general public’s attention for a short amount …

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to Education

The United Nations is an international organization with 193 member states. Their goal is to collaborate and discuss common problems and find shared solutions that benefit all of humanity. To end poverty, the United Nations has set 17 ambitious and interlinked global goals for the world and themselves to achieve by 2030. They believe …

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The Boys State experience: A week of policy making and education bills

Boys State is a week-long program held by the American Legion Auxiliary for rising seniors across all 50 states. What does the program do? Boys State is a youth government program, which replicates a state’s legal and governmental system (I was in California’s Boys State). The students selected for the program get elected to …

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Cultural differences in approach to education

In this post, I would like to explore how different cultures approach education and whether that could be a factor in explaining Digital Divide. Effective learning involves both engagement and how information is processed. Culture impacts both and is a potential reason for different performance across cultural groups. Cultural background affects a student’s approach …

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What is Digital Divide and why must we understand that term?

Since the pandemic struck in early 2020, computers and the internet have become essential to education. Most students in developed and several emerging countries have attended school online in the last fifteen months and the internet is the only way these students have connected with teachers. In fact, the only way for many schools …

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