Digital Learning

Closing the digital divide

Whereas children in Birmingham enjoy excellent learning resources through technology in their schools, the reality is that many pupils do not have a computer at home. Learning therefore often stopped firmly at the school door, and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds increasingly suffered from a ‘digital divide’.

Whereas children in Birmingham enjoy excellent learning resources through technology in their schools, the reality is that many pupils do not have a computer at home. Learning therefore often stopped firmly at the school door, and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds increasingly suffered from a ‘digital divide’. Here, Sue Hulme discusses an innovative partnership between Birmingham City Council, Birmingham e-Learning Foundation, the National e-Learning Foundation and education ICT suppliers to address the issue.

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