The Pew Center just came out with a report on U.S. Latino online access (see Digital Divide Is Narrowing for Latinos: Report).
Access is way up through mobile devices, but there hasn’t been a change in access to broadband over the past five years:
I’ve certainly seen this in my classroom, and it presents a big challenge to students. There’s a whole lot you can do on a computer that you can’t do easily on a iphone, including writing an essay. Not to mention recent research showing that lack of experience with laptops and computers impacts student performance on state assessments (see Study: Do Tests On Computers Assess Academic or Technological Abilities?).
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