Navigating the Digital Use Divide: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities for Equitable Technology Integration in School


  • Lahcen Qasserras University of North Carolina Charlotte


The potential for educational technology to revolutionize teaching and learning has been widely acknowledged. However, despite the increased availability of digital technologies, schools have not undergone the expected transformation. While access to the internet and digital technology has improved, the way these tools are used in the classroom to enhance learning outcomes remains a challenge. Instead of a digital divide solely related to access, the current issue in education is characterized by a digital use divide. This presentation highlights the disparities in the quality and quantity of technology integration and its impact on student achievement in K-12 schools.