South Africa has no comprehensive national media literacy programme. Often it comes down to individual teachers and schools to make learners more media literate.
Teachers went to great effort to help parents support their children’s learning.
Many young women faced challenges with online learning and studying at home during COVID, but some showed resilience and a determination to achieve their educational goals.
Researchers estimate that COVID-19 disruptions in 2020 set back the education system by five years.
Claims the digital divide has been ‘closed’ don’t include the full picture of internet inequality in the United States.
Vaccines and medical treatments can only go so far in an unequal society. Facing the ongoing history of racial discrimination and bias in the US would help end the pandemic.
Many vulnerable people are unable to engage with their energy usage online, leading to higher bills and even debt and illness.
Smart cities’ focus on technology has made the digital divide worse, not better. The new infrastructure law could change that.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act designates broadband internet access as an essential service and targets billions of dollars to close the digital divide.
The police, the media and politicians have long objected Chief Keef’s ties to gang violence. But the rapper wrote the playbook for using social media to make a career out of music.
Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
Monitoring of student behavior often extends beyond schoolwork and normal school hours. A privacy expert explains the harmful effects.
Privacy, security, access and design will need to be monitored as the UK moves to ‘appify’ public services.
While the pandemic undoubtedly sped up the uptake of educational technology in higher education, it doesn’t point to an entirely online future.
Refugee women reported less internet use than men across all online activities, including banking, education, health services and social services.
Older people are often labelled technophobic, but since lockdown the digital divide is closing as more and more use technology to connect with others.
Auckland has risen to the top of a global liveable cities survey on the back of the country’s pandemic response. But that’s not the full picture.
African governments should prioritise investment in high speed internet connectivity because it can have spillover benefits for education systems, as well as economic and social growth.
Comprehensive early childhood education, mental health support, internet connectivity and post-secondary funding are part of reducing the consequences of poverty so all students may excel.
Internet access should be a basic human right.