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From Good Intentions To Real Outcomes Equity By Design In Learning Technologies

Justin Reich, Mizuko Ito


The growth of online communication, media, and gaming is driving dramatic changes in how we learn. Responding to these shifts, new forms of technology-enhanced learning and instruction, such as personalized learning, open online courses, educational games and apps, and tools for learning analytics, are garnering significant public attention and private investment. These technologies hold tremendous promise for improving learning experiences and outcomes. Despite this promise, however, evidence is mounting that these new technologies tend to be used and accessed in unequal ways, and they may even exacerbate inequality.


Reich, Justin and Mizuko Ito. 2017. From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in
Learning Technologies. Irvine, CA: Digital Media and Learning Research Hub.

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