Analyses | Education and human resources | 2015-06-01 | HKET

A digital chasm too wide for needy students

Great hope has been placed on the internet and computer for limitless learning opportunities brought to students, but would unequal digital access widen the rich-poor gap? The Centre’s weekly analysis highlights the rich-poor divide that also rears its ugly head in how students use digital technology. Better-off students use it to get ahead of the pack, while poorer ones use it less wisely. Bridging this digital chasm will require a bigger effort.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.