Remote Work, In-Home Education And The Digital Divide

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Remote Work, In-Home Education And The Digital Divide

In the late 1990s, I had the privilege of working with the State of Hawaii to help push the State to accelerate its rollout of high speed internet connections for their schools.

Although I was born and grew up in Silicon Valley, the Filipino side of my family all lived in Hawaii. I was concerned about this state’s understanding of how important the internet would be for their education systems.  I admit my concern was a bit selfish as I had many nieces and nephews in the Hawaii school system. I wanted them to have the same accessibility to the internet that had already become prevalent in California and other states on the mainland by the year 2000.

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How Different is Digitized Learning, Really?

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How Different is Digitized Learning, Really?

The repute of degree and institutions are not lost because of a shift in the mode of learning-teaching mode, they are lost because of poor teaching, irrespective of the mode employed.

For over a year, the battle for effective pedagogies online has raged, and opinion remains, as expected, divided on multiple aspects, from syllabus to assessment and the exacerbated digital inequality. Worries over the collapse of the traditional classroom, the absence of classroom debates, the watered-down syllabi and mass copying have been expressed across the world by educators, administrators and students.

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