Will Free Benefit the Rich? Fighting for Technology Equity

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  • And the hypothesis underlying this model is that as we develop new OER resources, tool, platforms, aggregators and so forth, we will increase the amount of learning occuring within the system, we will increase the number of neurons in young brains arranged for pro-social purposes.
  • And the hypothesis underlying this model is that as we develop new OER resources, tool, platforms, aggregators and so forth, we will increase the amount of learning occuring within the system, we will increase the number of neurons in young brains arranged for pro-social purposes.
  • And the hypothesis underlying this model is that as we develop new OER resources, tool, platforms, aggregators and so forth, we will increase the amount of learning occuring within the system, we will increase the number of neurons in young brains arranged for pro-social purposes.
  • All of this written up in ER
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  • Will Free Benefit the Rich? Fighting for Technology Equity

    1. 1. Will Free Benefit the Rich? Fighting for Technology Equity Justin Reich @bjfr EdTechResearcher.org Fellow, Berkman Center Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher
    2. 2. Pisa ScoresThe crisis inUS education is not ofachievement
    3. 3. The crisis inUS education isinequality
    4. 4. If you believe that education is the civil rights issue of our time… Will technology make learning more equitable?
    5. 5. Learning Technology Innovation
    6. 6. Closing Gaps AffluentLearning Low income Technology Innovation
    7. 7. Rising Tide AffluentLearning Low income Technology Innovation
    8. 8. Does wiki usage differ in schools serving different populations?
    9. 9. Low Income Mid to High Schools Income Schools (n=117) (n=133)Failed or Trial Wiki 50% 30%Teacher-Content Wiki 34% 35%Individual Student-Owned Wiki 15% 35%Collaborative Student-Owned 2% 1%WikiMedian Lifetime 6 days 33 days
    10. 10. Low Income Mid to High Schools Income Schools (n=117) (n=133)Failed or Trial Wiki 50% 30%Teacher-Content Wiki 34% 35%Individual Student-Owned Wiki 15% 35%Collaborative Student-Owned 2% 1%WikiMedian Lifetime 6 days 33 days
    11. 11. Low Income Mid to High Schools Income Schools (n=117) (n=133)Failed or Trial Wiki 50% 30%Teacher-Content Wiki 34% 35%Individual Student-Owned Wiki 15% 35%Collaborative Student-Owned 2% 1%WikiMedian Lifetime 6 days 33 days
    12. 12. Low Income Mid to High Schools Income Schools (n=117) (n=133)Failed or Trial Wiki 50% 30%Teacher-Content Wiki 34% 35%Individual Student-Owned Wiki 15% 35%Collaborative Student-Owned 2% 1%WikiMedian Lifetime 6 days 33 days
    13. 13. Rising Tide AffluentLearning Low income Technology Innovation
    14. 14. "For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall betaken away even that which he hath.“ (Matthew 25:29)
    15. 15. “Some can’t”Within School Inequity
    16. 16. Between School Inequity “They all must” “Some can’t”Within School Inequity
    17. 17. @bjfr EdTechResearcher.org

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