Report by the Pew Hispanic Center on use of technology across different ethnic groups

This came across my email the other day: a report by the Pew Hispanic Center on the use of technology across different ethnic groups. In thinking about the results of this report as they pertain to curriculum design that is centered around etools, I am particularly struck by the use of mobile technology in lieu of a computer for accessing the internet at home.

This report is a good reminder that as we build curriculum that necessitates technology, real access and equity issues come into play–not only on an individual level but on a school and school district level as well. How do we make sure that we are impacting those schools (and students) who are under-resourced if they have to be resourced to have access to our technology-based curriculum?

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One Response to Report by the Pew Hispanic Center on use of technology across different ethnic groups

  1. Nia says:

    Thanks for blogging about this study, I found it interesting and took a closer look at the report. I would not have guessed that cell phones would be used in lieu of a home computer for internet due to affordability reasons; monthly data plans seem very expensive to me! But maybe it is more affordable than a home internet connection. Anyway, the report also suggests that other factors besides educational attainment and income are at play and I wonder what they are!

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