Part IV: SAP Social Sabbatical Partners to Shape Cape Town’s Future
This is part four in a series highlighting the SAP Social Sabbatical for global engagement in Cape Town, South Africa, which focused on bridging the digital and education divide in the city’s most underserved communities. Read part one, two, and three here.
As many educational institutions embrace technology and evolve their educational models, an almost equal number struggle to adequately join in this digital revolution. The result is a stark divide in our educational system and in public policy. The divide between the digital “haves” and “have-nots” echoes civil rights era warnings that we run the risk of creating two Americas, separate and unequal. To complicate things further, what we call the digital divide is not an issue in merely one population, system, or industry.
By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
Every Internet Essentials customer has a story to tell. Lisa, a mother of four and grandmother of two, is studying to get her GED. Lisa and her family live in public housing. Recently, they were connected to the Internet at home for the first time as part of Comcast’s Internet Essentials pilot program for public housing residents. Listen to her family’s story here.
By John Irwin, Senior Vice President-Government, Education and Healthcare, AT&T
It’s that time of year again. Students look forward to recharging over summer break.
It’s also the time when school administrators look forward to retooling in preparation for the next school year.
At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2016 Conference, educators can learn about the latest trends in educational technology. At the AT&T booth, they’ll see how our technology can keep their students and staff connected. They can also hear about our new solution to help families bridge the homework gap.
by Chris Wellise, Director of Strategic Initiatives for HPE Living Progress
While attending the ICT4D conference in Kenya recently I took a side trip to the Masai Mara National Reserve, where members of the famous Masai tribe wore their traditional, iconic red-robes—and carried cell phones.
And on the horizon of the reserve, interspersed amongst the elephants, hippos, and lions, were cell phone towers. Old and new live together. The integration of mobile technology is both personal and social. And technology is ubiquitous.
Singapore, May 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Digicel Asia-Pacific, a digital communications leader in developing markets, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to make digital communications, solar power and data services more available in Papua New Guinea’s most remote areas. The company aims to extend 3G coverage to more than 80 percent of the population by 2020 and expand mobile penetration to 60 percent of the addressable population.