Media and Psychology lecturers speak at event along United Nations High-level Political Forum - Sustainable Development Goals
- July 27 2022
On 6th July 2022, our lecturers Aditi Bhatia and Steve King participated in a virtual United Nations High-level Political Forum - Sustainable Development Goals side event. This was hosted by the Green Hope Foundation. Green Hope's founder and president hosted the session from the UN headquarters in New York, where governments from around the world met to discuss SDG4 Quality Education and other global goals.
Aditi and Steve's participation was based on their research into the transition of communication from offline to online during the COVID-19 pandemic. They presented results from a multinational qualitative study conducted in 2020, which expanded upon emerging theories of digital capital to describe various manifestations of digital poverty and its potential impact on education.
Aditi and Steve shared key themes from the study, which suggested the exacerbation of the digital divide between students from varying socio-economic backgrounds may also be expected to present challenges for learning environment design and student engagement.