‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’

4th November 2020 10/13/20 16:30-17:45

             

On Wednesday 4th November 2020 the Education Policy Institute and Pearson are hosting a webinar on the future of blended learning and the digital divide: ‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’

 

Join EPI and Pearson at this virtual panel discussion chaired by Bethan Staton (Financial Times). We will be hearing from Professor Becky Francis (Education Endowment Foundation); Sir Jon Coles (United Learning); Priya Lakhani (CENTURY Tech); Sharon Hague (Pearson); David Laws (EPI); and Christian Wakeford MP (Education Select Committee).

With the new school year in full swing our panel of experts will be discussing the impact of the digital divide on learning losses over the last eight months. The discussion will cover what barriers schools have faced adopting an online learning approach which allows all pupils to fulfil their potential and whether blended learning has a future in classrooms beyond the pandemic. This session will also reflect on how the edtech strategy should be updated in light of the challenges and opportunities that have arisen due to Covid – and what role technology can play as part of an evidenced intervention to narrow the attainment gap.

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SPEAKERS
‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’
Bethan Staton
Public Policy Reporter (Education), The Financial Times
‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’
Prof. Becky Francis
Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation
‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’
Sir Jon Coles
Chief Executive, United Learning
‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’
Priya Lakhani
Chief Executive, CENTURY Tech
‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’
Sharon Hague
Senior Vice President, Pearson
‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’
David Laws
Executive Chair, Education Policy Institute
‘Narrowing the gap, tackling the digital divide: How can technology address the disadvantage gap during Covid and beyond?’
Christian Wakeford MP
Education Select Committee
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