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Connecting California Virtual Event Series Highlights Internet As a Human Right

Connecting California Virtual Event Series Highlights Internet As a Human Right

In 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed that electricity was not a luxury reserved for only those with means, but a necessity for modern American life. As a result of intentional public policy decisions established throughout the 20th century, even the most rural areas of the United States now have access to electricity. The same shift in public opinion and legislative actions are necessary to address the digital divide that exists between those with access to the internet and those without.

Connecting California: Solving the Digital Divide, Pt.1

Connecting California: Solving the Digital Divide, Pt.1

Amongst its far-reaching effects, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 illuminated another as-yet-unsolved plague on American society: the yawning economic and educational chasm perpetuated by the “digital divide.” Put differently: many of our greatest problems, while newly exacerbated by COVID-19, can be traced to the same root cause–digital inequity.

Now is the Perfect Time to Bring OER into Online Education

Now is the Perfect Time to Bring OER into Online Education

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) is designing the future of education. The nonprofit is on a mission to improve learning and collaboration in the education sector through social science research, research-based innovations, and by assisting schools, colleges, and universities in developing open education environments.