Thoughts on Digital Equity: Justin ReichBy Matt Weber
Justin Reich is a fifth-year doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the project manager for the Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities project. The DCLC project is funded by the Hewlett Foundation Open Education Resources initiative, and Richard Murnane and John Willett are the principal investigators. The DCLC team investigates issues of excellence, equity, and analytics in the use of social media in K-12 settings. Justin keeps a blog and a record of DCLC papers and resources at edtechresearcher.org .
Justin is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and he will be the luncheon speaker on January 17th, giving the talk, “Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education May Widen Digital Divides.” The talk will be given live at Harvard and streamed live on the web.
Justin is the cofounder of EdTechTeacher, a social venture devoted to helping teachers and schools leverage technology to support student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments. EdTechTeacher hosts a series of summer workshops on the campus of Harvard University for teachers and school leaders and works with schools and districts throughout the year in the Teaching for the 21st Century program. This March, they will host a winter conference at the Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center.