Jul 22 2020

Q&A: Nicol Turner Lee on How to Create an Equitable Digital Culture in K–12

Remote learning provides an opportunity to determine how technology can complement the learning process rather than replacing parts of it, says the director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation.

Dynamics of digital instruction, learning outcomes and equitable access can be complex, with no one-size-fits-all approach. As researchers learn more about best practices, educators are tasked with putting their findings into practice — a job harder than it sounds. Now, districts are confronting new challenges around equity and screen time as they seek to deliver remote instruction.

We asked Nicol Turner Lee, director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, to share her views on screen time.

This interview is part of a roundtable on how researchers and educators view screen time, digital equity and learning outcomes.

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