Digital Inequalities & Intersectionalities in COVID-19 Times
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About the Event
COVID - 19 has exposed digital inequity in the post-secondary sector and our broader communities. How can we take lessons learned to inspire and ensure a more inclusive post-COVID classroom and society?
In this webinar, Dr. Daryl Smith will discuss the May 2020 findings of Langara College's Online Learning Access Survey. Over 1,890 students responded to the survey that was aimed at informing how we can support students' adjustment to on-line courses due to COVID-19 restrictions. Dr. Suzanne Smythe will discuss findings of her recent publication, 'Digital equity and community solidarity during and after COVID 19', with a focus on how BC's privatized and monolingual digital ecosystem is placing racialized and low income communities at greater risk.
Although these groups may experience the pandemic differently, we will conclude by considering how Dr Smythe's community research intersects with what we are learning about Langara students in terms of how technology access maps to other forms of exclusion.