Even for free online education, socioeconomic disparities remain

3 Dec 2015

According to EurekaAlert! 'Even for free online education, socioeconomic disparities remain' the students who most need access to low-cost online courses may be the least likely to take advantage of them.

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The need for people to gain access to ICT resources and narrow the digital divide is crucial, and is especially relevant now in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also important to understand how access to the Internet affects the level of economic and social development in a country.

The Internet has opened new possibilities for education. Many different e-learning, online learning, and distance learning initiatives have been introduced; their main aim is to use the Internet as a medium for the delivery of courses.

 

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