Tags digital divide

Colorado universities to track how laptop lending affects low-income students

by Emily Bamforth

The University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University Pueblo plan to track the success of students who borrow laptops and other devices during their studies.

Making access to higher education more equitable and productive

by Danielle Rourke

The pandemic exposed the hidden depth of the digital divide faced by many college students, raising complicated questions for college and university officials.

Nonprofit donated more than 400 computers to homeless students

by Betsy Foresman

A student-led nonprofit called Bridging Tech has been providing refurbished computers to homeless K-12 students during the pandemic.

Rural community colleges get a shot at new learning programs

by Betsy Foresman

The nonprofit Education Design Lab will partner with five community colleges to implement new pathways to postsecondary education for students in rural communities.

Higher ed's pandemic-fueled 'baptism by fire' a boon in the long run

by Betsy Foresman

The technological transition required of universities and colleges in recent months was trying, but educational technology leaders said they believe it was the boost their institutions needed.

California businesses partner to improve student access to distance learning

by Betsy Foresman

The cross-industry partnership will provide thousands of students access to high-speed internet and devices that can be used to continue their educations during the pandemic.

Florida tracks down 32,000 laptops for students distance learning

by Colin Wood

Partnerships with school consortiums and "proactive" contact with distributors will mean devices for many students attending Florida's small or rural districts.

For remote learning, California asks public to donate 150,000 devices

by Colin Wood

Big tech companies have donated devices to help students continue their educations during quarantine, but officials said they still need thousands more.

Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access

by Betsy Foresman

With an unprecedented number of students taking classes online, senators urge their colleagues to fund expansion of high-speed internet for students as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package.

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