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Will Free Benefit the Rich? Fighting for Technology Equity

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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 Scores The crisis in US education is not of achievement
  3. 3. The crisis in US education is inequality
  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 Affluent Learning Low income Technology Innovation
  7. 7. Rising Tide Affluent Learning 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% Wiki Median 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% Wiki Median 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% Wiki Median 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% Wiki Median Lifetime 6 days 33 days
  13. 13. Rising Tide Affluent Learning 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 be taken 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

Editor's Notes

  • 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
  • What we found…
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