Shockingly Similar Digital Divide Findings from 1998 and 2013

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Recent Reports | No Comments

Two studies of student surveys from 1996 and 2011 show remarkably similar patterns of technology usage and inequalities.

The Digital Fault Line: Parents, Teachers, and Normal

Final post in a series about evolving notions of the digital divide.

The Digital Fault Line: Power, Policy, and Leadership

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Recent Reports | No Comments

Emerging research and theory on the evolving digital divide

The Digital Fault Line: Background

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Recent Reports | No Comments

New research on educational inequality in the United States to frame a series of posts on the evolving digital divide.

ISTE Ignite: Fighting for Digital Equity

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Recent Reports | No Comments

Last month I had a chance to participate in the first Ignite presentation series at the International Society of Technology in Education Conference.

How Free and Open Technologies Benefit the Affluent

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Recent Reports | No Comments

My friends at the Berkman Center finished editing the recording of a talk I gave in March at the Hewlett Grantee Meeting. The talk, “When Open Encounters Different Classrooms,” is built around a simple premise: in places with profoundly inequitable school systems, our conceptual models of technology-enhanced education systems always need to account for these inequalities.

Blaming the Poor as Framing a New Digital Divide

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in In the News | No Comments

It’s remarkable that in 2012 you can wake up in the morning and see a front page article in the New York Times depicting various young black men as “freaks” who “throw tantrums” and “do the first negative thing he can find” with computers. #notapostracialsocietyyet

Income Achievement Gap Eclipses Racial Achievement Gap

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Digital Divide, Research, Uncategorized | One Comment

I was thrilled last week to see that Sean Reardon’s work on income inequality and education was featured for two days on the New York Times home page (especially since the work was published in a book edited by my advisor, Richard Murnane.) What Reardon and his colleagues demonstrate is that the “income achievement gap” […]

Ask a Researcher: EdTech Inequality in Developing Countries

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Ask a researcher, Digital Divide | No Comments

Ask a Researcher question in response to my Berkman Luncheon talk: Will Free Benefit the Rich? Just watched the video, I found it very useful. I am writing a paper concerning the urban/rural divide in education in Thailand and what you are saying about the ‘haves and have nots’ is very relevant to what I […]

I misspoke- A correction to a recent Boston Phoenix article

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in Digital Divide, Oped, Presentations | No Comments

After my recent talk at the Berkman Center, Will Free Benefit the Rich, a reporter from the Boston Phoenix asked me to chat with her about MITx. Her position was pretty clear– the response to MITx seemed “rhapsodic” and she wanted to use my research as a lens to raise questions about whether MITx was […]