Technology is best when it brings people together.Matt Mullenweg
What is Digital Access?
Digital access is the ability to fully participate in digital society. This includes access to tools and technologies, such as the Internet and computers, that allow for full participation. Unfortunately, not everyone has complete digital access and therefore, are not able to fully participate in digital society. The separation between those who have complete access and those who do not is referred to as the Digital Divide.
As educators, we have a responsibility to ensure that each of our students has equitable access to digital tools to enhance and support student learning. In the infographic below, I’ve included some ideas to aid in ongoing discussions about the first element of Digital Citizenship, Digital Access.
I’ll also be adding more resources to this page on the topic of digital access from around the web.
Digital Access – Videos
- Ribble, M. (2015). Digital citizenship in schools (3rd ed.). International Society for Technology in Education.
- Transformative digital learning: A guide to implementation. (2018, April 6). Transformative Digital Learning: A Guide to Implementation. https://digitallearning.setda.org/instructional-materials/digital-citizenship/
- Vander Ark, T. (2017, March 1). 10 strategies promoting digital access and equity. Getting Smart. https://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/03/10-strategies-promoting-digital-access-and-equity/