Household internet use by race and ethnicity - a pretty startling gap. (via The Washington Post)
The full story via NYT: ”Persistent digital inequality — caused by the inability to afford Internet service, lack of interest or a lack of computer literacy — is also deepening racial and economic disparities in the United States, experts say.”
The digital divide.
So then MAYBE, just maybe, Big Education should stop wanking off to video-based flipped classroom, apps, iPads, teacher websites, Moodle, etc., like the Internet is going to automatically make kids learn more/better/faster/sooner….
cuz it won’t work unless every single kid has the same access.
And even if they did, a shitty product on a snazzy platform is still a shitty product! And a great product on a snazzy platform that encourages kids to think narrowly, in iterations of convergent thoughts, dependent on external appraisal—is outright dangerous!