The Conversation

The Conversation: Australia's digital divide is not going away. This is an interesting read written in 2018.

Addressing the Deepening Digital Divide

Oxford University Press conducted a survey of more than 1,500 school and English Language teachers across 92 countries, which explores several areas: the scale of the digital divide; the main barriers teachers and learners face; the role of parents; the impact on learners' development and wellbeing; and existing, systemic barriers that exacerbate the problem.

Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald: Disadvantage and the digital divide in education - opinion piece written in 2020.

Digital Divide Network

The Digital Divide Network is the internet's largest community for educators, activists, policy makers and concerned citizens working to bridge the digital divide.


The UNESCO Education site has a wealth of maps, tables, and other comparative data for the world's developed and developing nations. It has very useful materials that could be used in lessons and the site is updated regularly. There are also some interesting research reports available for downloading.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy: The global digital divide. This contains some great information on the global digital divide.

The Conversation

The Conversation: Race and class can color teachers' digital expectations for their students. This outlines another aspect of digital expectancy – race and stereotypes.

TED talks

TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. This website hosts the videos of the presenters at their two annual conferences. They are free to download, you can subscribe to them as podcasts, and they are often inspiring and motivational presentations. They are on a broader range of topics in recent years, and could be useful in the primary and secondary phases of schooling.