Webinar: Tech Disrupts Education; Uncovering the Digital Divide

Photo by Annie Spratt Learning on Unsplash
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


September 30, 2020

Educators have long known about inequalities in internet and technology among students, disproportionately impacting Black, Hispanic, Native American, and low-income families. But now, as many school districts begin the year with at least some online learning, the students without these resources are at risk of falling farther behind. These back-to-school tech tips only scratch the surface of the support needed as millions of North American adults and kids juggle remote work, online learning, and hybrid schedules that mix in-person interaction with virtual instruction. 

Discussion ideas include if the government made Wi-Fi free for everyone, how that would impact students? Broadband could replace their cell service, thus leveling access. 


1. Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Wellville 
2. Rik Willard, Founder & Managing Director, Agentic Group & World Ethical Data Foundation
3. Scott Moss, entrepreneur extraordinaire & Founder, Sidewalk College 
4. Jim Williams, Physics & Chemistry High School Teacher, Scarsdale Union Free School District 
5. Stan Rosenschein, Founder – SemperCurious & AI Researcher – Stanford University 

Moderator: Oliver Christie, Futurist & AI Expert 
MC: Sep DiMeglio, Premier Developer Consultant, Microsoft 
Interactive Videographer: Jeffrey Paul, Ziotag: advanced deep-tagging. 

Thanks to:

  • Our Disruptive Technologists® Think Tank Council & Events Sponsor-Partner: McCarter & English and David Sorin, Partner & Chair – Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Company Practices
  • Microsoft Reactor #MSFTReactor
  • Scott Moss
  • Bernie Leone
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