Coming together to bridge the digital divide
If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.
The “Coming Together to Bridge the Digital Divide” infographic states that education is a right. However, rights are things that you already have, or can obtain for yourself in conjunction with working with others in a mutually beneficial and agreeable manner with others. If a “right” can be obtained only by forcing others to provide that then it is not a right but a privilege. Such is the case of education in the “developed” world such as in much of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and other places where government provides indoctrination systems for youth.
The infographic also provides the statements that “a vast digital divide between access and skills persist” and “giving children access to technology has the potential to remove barriers to education and literacy”. But what are these barriers? By the rationale and the logical conclusion of the infographic, it must be in the existing situation–i.e., the “right” of education being reduced to a privilege.
Yet, rather than pursuing this, the infographic says that everyone can play a role: “non-profits [NGOs], government leaders, school leaders, teachers, parents, companies, and community leaders”. It is very telling that “companies” are listed toward the end.
Insanity has been defined as being the act of doing something over and over again and expecting different results. Obviously, the current system has not produced the desired results. Companies, on the other hand, have an incentive to ensure that the next generation–the next generation of workers–is intelligent. Government education merely produces voters.
Likes: The information presented, and the way it is presented.
Dislikes: Probably the use of the color palette.
The student’s and educator’s are facing some challenges, issues while accessing technology. This infographics outlines some of the challenges from students and educator’s both and looks at potential solution to the critical issues.