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Module 3 of ShapingEDU’s free course, Connecting Learners for Work and Education: Universal Broadband Access in the US, is available now

Stephanie Jeanine King

— June 10, 2021

We’re excited to share that Module 3: Identifying Barriers to Universal Access has now been published! This module is the third to be released for our free course: Connecting Learners for Work and Education: Universal Broadband Access in the United States.

In our most robust chapter to date, we explore currently identified challenges to Universal Access including:

  • Political Barriers
  • Racial & Sociological Barriers
  • Technological Barriers
  • Economic Barriers
  • Education (Lifelong Learning) Barriers

We also begin to discuss some of the support systems that will be important to have in place once we achieve access because as we all know, access does not equal equity.

More about the course
This self-directed, story-driven learning opportunity, developed and delivered by a team of ShapingEDU community members and our colleagues at Arizona State University, explores the challenges and opportunities related to universal broadband access for learning and work in the United States. It offers resources, strategies and concrete actions to lead change in your community, and opportunities to interact with other members of the learning community this course is designed to nurture.

It is meant to be as engaging, flexible, and highly focused as we can make it. You can take it from start to finish, or you can focus on (and complete) those sections which will meet your own unique learning needs on this topic. You can use it as an ongoing source of information and return to it as your time and personal needs require. Most of all, you can control your own learning path by seeing yourself as a “co-conspirator” in the learning process and setting your own learning path in ways that provide the greatest rewards for you within the smallest amount of time possible.

Current Modules Available

  • Module 1: Defining the Problem and Looking Toward Action
  • Module 2: Documenting the Problem
  • Module 3: Identifying Barriers to Universal Access

Note: Please know that while the course is free, limited seats are available. Enroll now!

Stephanie Jeanine King