Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The message is as it has always been: "At least 31% – some 463 million – of schoolchildren worldwide cannot be reached by digital and broadcast remote learning programs enacted to counter school closures, UNICEF has revealed." I wonder how many of them were not able to access schooling (or housing, or food, or electricity) before remote learning became a thing. The argument here is that things are getting worse - "the deepening digital divide is one of the many inequalities that the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored” - but I'm not sure whether it's deepening, or just bad.

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