Presented by Ascendium Education

Empowering Incarcerated Learners Through Technology Solution

Mar 5, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

The reintroduction of Pell Grants to incarcerated learners and recent spread of technology-supported learning call us to explore how tech supports Higher Ed in Prison (HEP) programs. While tech has power and potential to help HEP learners succeed, it must be used carefully. Panel explores the HEP tech landscape, which is largely shaped by state-level policies. It spotlights two organizations: one links state-level justice and academic data for students who transfer systems or are released and one prepares learners for tech careers, leveraging employer partnerships for re-entry success.

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photo of Catharine “Cappy” Bond Hill
photo of Jessica Hicklin
Jessica Hicklin

UnLocked Labs

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Ved Price

Alliance for Higher Education in Prison

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Rob Scott

Cornell University

Online Availabilty

This event is currently available on demand.
Video On Demand for this event began on Wednesday, March 6th 2024 at 2:30pm CT.

Focus Area:
Interpreted (ASL)