Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide?
Wednesday, March 6
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Austin Convention Center Room 12AB
University of Central Arkansas - Asst Professor
With the increasing ubiquity of mobile devices, we now have tremendous opportunities to engage students, even beyond the classroom, with collaborative, multimodal learning opportunities. Contrary to what some might say, allowing mobile devices in the classroom gives students, even those from disadvantaged backgrounds, increased opportunities to access digital resources that they otherwise might not have. Minority students and students of poverty are most likely to use mobile devices as their primary means for accessing the Internet, and educators must learn how to embrace the mobile platform as a means to educating all students. This session will explore ways to minimize the gap in tech proficiency by integrating mobile devices so students have equal access to rich experiences no matter the device or the platform. Additionally, this session will provide practical classroom management strategies that help create opportunities for collaboration in a multi-platform digital environment.
Event Type: Sessions
Theme: Achievement Gaps and Educational Equality
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