Grand challenge problem 9: how can TEl contribute to challenging educational inequalities?

Helen Beetham, Carlo Perrotta, Debbie Holley

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Access to educational opportunity is undoubtedly extended by the availability of open learning materials, learning communities and forms of open accreditation. However, there is limited evidence that access to these digital opportunities translates into educational success for those without other forms of educational, social and cultural capital. This Grand Challenge calls for a research agenda with two broad goals:
to identify and ameliorate the role TEL plays in various systemic inequalities we identify;

to identify and support responses on the part of educational organisations and actors that redress inequalities of educational participation and outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrand Challenge Problems in Technology-Enhanced Learning II: MOOCs and Beyond
EditorsJulia Eberle, Kristine Lund, Pierre Tchounikine, Frank Fischer
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319125626
ISBN (Print)9783319125619
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Briefs in Education
ISSN (Print)2211-1921
ISSN (Electronic)2211-193X

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