During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we know that 71% of students across the country said they lacked access to a quiet study space, with 22% “severely” impacted. 56% said they lacked access to appropriate online course materials, with almost 1 in 10 “severely” impacted. 1 in 5 say they were impacted by lack of access to a computer, laptop or tablet. The digital divide isn't always about a physical lack of access to technology, but about having the time, internet connection and digital skills to be able to make the most of online opportunities.
At CUSU, we're launching a digital divide campaign, aiming to ensure that students have access to the technologies they need in order to be able to thrive at university, which includes ensuring that online teaching & learning is of high quality, and that quality wider student experiences are still available in an accessible online format, such as our online fairs for Welcome 2020.
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