Responding the digital poverty and disadvantage – Aspire Tech

With the rapid move to blended learning throughout the sector this year, one major issue that universities need to respond to is digital poverty and disadvantage.

Digital poverty and disadvantage can take many forms including:

  • Not having access to appropriate hardware or software
  • Unreliable or insecure access to the internet
  • Data caps
  • Lack of technical support
  • Not having an appropriate study space, environment or equipment

JS Group has responded to this challenge by introducing Aspire Tech.  This service allows universities either to make equipment directly available to students who need it either on a permanent or loan basis or to channel funds to students who can then purchase the technical or study space equipment or connectivity they need directly from a dedicated online store.

To find out more about Aspire Tech please contact Peter Lake – peter.lake@johnsmith.co.uk

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