Webinar Recording: Digital Equity and the Opportunities for Higher Education
A recording of our October 25 webinar, “Digital Equity and the Opportunities for Higher Education,” is now available to. The webinar focused on strategies institutions can take to address inequity, explored the Digital Equity Act, and more.
While existing well before March 2020, the pandemic highlighted the scope of digital inequity that often complicates and limits many students’ abilities to fully participate in all aspects of their education. In response to this and the broader array of digital inequities impacting citizens, the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act included historical funding for broadband as well as $2.75 billion to specifically address digital equity (Digital Equity Act). This webinar presented data regarding the scope of broadband inequities in the United States; examined the opportunities presented by the Digital Equity Act, including ways in which higher education institutions can position themselves to better serve their students and their communities; looked at digital equity initiatives in higher education where institutions are already making a difference; and considered digital practices our faculty and campuses can employ to ensure equitable outcomes for our students.
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