The social aspect of educational technology: Enhancing inequities or building bridges?

Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PSU Ballroom East

Schools are increasingly adopting and integrating technology in the classroom to adapt to the changing educational and cultural landscapes. Textbooks are transitioning to online formats, and curriculum is emphasizing technology more and more. What do these changes mean for the social and psychological development of the next generation of students? What policies are needed to ensure students from diverse backgrounds are not left behind in the surge to implement the latest technology? Are the advancements in technology bridging the achievement gap for our students, or are they widening the socioeconomic disparities more than ever?