'The ideal classroom'
Richard Culatta is director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology. “We keep talking about personalized learning and that’s key,” he said at Washington Post Live's Bridging the Digital Divide forum.
'I come from the digital divide'
Zach Leverenz is the CEO of EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit working to create high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers and free digital literacy accessible to the unconnected pockets of the country.
Broadband, the new electricity?
Maine state representative Diane Russell tells Washington Post Live editor Mary Jordan, 50,000 households in Maine still have dial-up access to the Internet.
'Digital literacy doesn't mean a lot' to people offline
“We’re living in a digital reality, a digital realm now,” says Terry Bradwell, executive vice president for AARP. He tells Washington Post Live editor Mary Jordan, ”Digital literacy doesn’t mean a lot to people going into the technology realm. We use terms like 'help you find a job’ … those are more real-life terms.”
Estella’s Brilliant Bus
Estella Pyfrom's Brilliant Bus offers computers and Internet access to inner-city kids. Pyfrom, 76, brought her bus from Florida to The Washington Post building for Washington Post Live's 2013 Bridging the Digital Divide forum.
Digital divide not just about hardware, but people
Kelley Ellsworth is Byte Back’s executive director. She said at Washington Post Live's Bridging the Digital Divide forum, ”Having access to technology is not really about the hardware, it’s about the people.” Ellsworth noted that learning technology is scary for adults and that creating comfort is big step.
FCC Commissioner: 'We've got to connect to compete'
Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn talks about what needs to happen to accomplish universal broadband for low-income schools and about her own South Carolina upbringing in conversation with Washington Post Live editor Mary Jordan at the 2013 Bridging the Digital Divide Summit.