When homes become classrooms, things like a lack of technology and a quiet place to study take an even bigger toll on student achievement, new research finds.
Cities are stepping up to provide free Wi-Fi for families in need in order to close the digital divide in education. But will those efforts make a difference where it counts?
Teachers still hold the key to children’s learning and no keyboard or screen can replace their role.
The full benefits of digital democracy are being thwarted by digital exclusion that is driven by the high cost of data.
Americans depend more than ever on high-speed internet to connect to jobs, get health care and socialize. What policies really work to close the rural-urban digital divide?
The high cost of data and inadequate digital skills prevent young people from accessing job opportunities.
For starters, why not have Hollywood team up with teachers to make education more entertaining?
Vice-chancellors from three South African universities unpack how the COVID-19 pandemic could alter the country's higher education sector.
Kenya's new internet balloons could help to get more Kenyans online and drive new industry.
This real-time snapshot of the digital divide illustrates why education experts are concerned that school closures could increase achievement gaps.
Most Christian churches were relying heavily on 'collection plates' to pay their bills before the pandemic struck. And less than half were doing any online fundraising as of 2018.
Galleries and musuems are rapidly moving online in response to social distancing measures, but the digital divide means regional and remote organisations could be left behind.
Steps higher education institutions can take to ensure that teaching and learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.
Encouraging kids to complete their work can be tough for families managing full-time work and family obligations on a tight budget. And that's true even when schools are operating normally.
Policies need to address human develop challenges, if people are to be equitably brought on line.
As technology moves faster and our population gets older, here are some things we can all do to help seniors keep up.
Regulators should stimulate demand for broadband services through increased access to computers.
With an outdated story that gives up on manufacturing, Africa will fail to close the huge digital gap it still faces.
Technology experts have long worried about a 'digital divide' between those who could use computers and those who could not. Artificial intelligence algorithms are widening the gulf.