Equalizing Access to Higher Education through Connectivity, Devices, and Infrastructure

Thursday, October 28 | 4:00PM–4:45PM ET | 107AB, 100 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia
Session Type: Industry Led
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session

The global pandemic has greatly illuminated the depth and breadth of the digital divide in America. When schools and campuses closed, too many students lost access to both technology and connectivity. Students who could not afford their own computer, mobile device, or internet connectivity found themselves with no options when libraries, computer labs, and fast-food restaurants (normal places to get homework done) were no longer an option. We’ll review some new and creative initiatives to bridge the divide and ensure internet connectivity is considered an entitlement for every American citizen

Presenters

  • Anne Clancy

    Higher Education Industry Sector Advisor, T-Mobile USA, Inc.
  • Tonya Drake

    WGU Regional Vice President, Western Governors University
  • Michael Kubit

    Higher Education Industry Segment Advisor, T-Mobile USA, Inc.
  • Michael Torrence

    President, Motlow State Community College