Dissecting the digital divide

Technology impacted education as a complementary tool that empowers its users with an easy reach to unlimited resources. The idea of the use of technology added the ability of sharing knowledge across a global region instead of being restrained within the class or the curriculum assigned. For example, a student from china would publish a mathematical proof that’s not fully complete which gives an opportunity for another student from another part of the world to proceed in hopes to generate a complete proof that could later benefit others. This is the real benefit that gives meaning to education through successive additions as it is hard for individuals to reach results on their own. However, of course, not all students have this privilege of the use of technology or at least an adequate access to technological labs/devices considering low income school districts. This hinders their technological learning or even the tech-skills required to succeed in today’s world. Also, the gap in technological reach is not only in the students’ case but also the teachers as well. With the use of technology, a teacher could have more interactive and amusing classes which is not assured in case of no technology is used. The MOE started doing training for teachers to engage technology in their conventional teaching methods but still the whole educational system is not adapted to the change. It is a matter of time alongside efforts to be exerted to develop the system.

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