Yesterday I had the pleasure to take part in an expert meeting on technology in education and ethics. I’ve learned a lot from the specialists around the table who all came from a different background. One of the things I put forward is that we now are experiencing a third wave of inequality in education in relation to technology.
The first wave of inequality was the difference between those children who have access to technology versus not having access. And while there are still children who aren’t online at home, the reasons now can be very different. I’ve seen research that shows that in some regions it’s more common among more affluent families to limit the amount of time online.
The second wave – probably still present – is in what young people do online. It is the difference between doing stuff for school versus just fun, not necessarily in…
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