Giving Compass’ Take:
· Lauren Barack at Education Dive explains how expanding 5G internet access in schools will also increase access to cutting-edge education technology for students across the nation.
· In what ways do schools rely on internet access? How has technology changed the way students learn?
Technology has always played a significant role in education, whether that’s a writing slate or a smartphone. Newer technologies, however, are expanding student access to materials and how that information is digested.
It’s true that schools are likely not going to replace teachers with artificial intelligence and robots, but AI can bring more personalized learning paths to children, uncovering material they’ve mastered quickly while also finding areas where they need to focus further.
As more information goes online, getting ahold of and downloading those resources is crucial. Having adequate broadband — which 98% of school districts in the country had as of 2018, according to the Education SuperHighway — is certainly key. Also crucial is districts and school sites having a reliable high-speed connection, like 5G, so the usefulness of these platforms can be maximized within a set class period.
Read the full article about expanding technology in education by Lauren Barack at Education Dive.
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