A new survey shows that nearly half of teachers say they do not have the technology to teach remotely.
The survey, conducted by the Digital Poverty Alliance (DPA) and Dixons Carphone, was completed by 700 teachers in 200 schools across the UK.
He asked them questions about the quality of their technology at home.
A total of 47% of teachers who responded to the survey said they felt they did not have the appropriate technology at home to read from a distance.
In addition, only 24% had access to the Internet without a proper device to operate on, while 16% had reliable Internet access, but only one device at home that was to be shared with others in their home.
In addition, 7% said their Internet connection did not have the appropriate data to work with.
Many respondents in the study said they did not even have the right equipment to work from home.
Meanwhile, 66% said they have access to a laptop, while only 11% said they have access to a desktop computer.
Only 53% of respondents thought that their home internet setup was perfect for working from home.
According to Off work research. Since April 2021, digital poverty has affected millions of people across the country – 1.5 million households in the UK still do not have access to the Internet.
The results of the survey were released on the same day that thousands of children in England, Wales and Northern Ireland achieved their A-level results.
Paul Fenise, chief executive of the Digital Poverty Alliance, said: “We are delighted with the young people who have done so well this year despite the extraordinary hardships they have found themselves in.
“But we also know that there will be many who did not succeed and did not achieve what they had hoped for, and sadly, they were able to do so.
“As of April, 1.5 million households in the UK still do not have access to the Internet, 20 per cent of children do not always have a device to learn online while schools are closed, and 4 per cent School-going children just had to rely on mobile internet access during epidemics, which also adds extra costs for already poor families.
“The UK is facing not only the legacy of lost learning that children suffered during the lockdown, but also the loss of access to education and support for their lives at home by providing access to the digital world last year. Opportunities.
“Our survey, released today, shows that 47% of teachers in the UK do not have the technology at home to teach remotely,” he said.
“As part of its equalization agenda, the government must address digital inequality. To help the government achieve this goal, DPA must build a community of individuals, companies and organizations. Is dedicated to delivering the best solution to end the digital divide. “
A spokesman for the education department said: “We understand the additional challenges facing disadvantaged children during this epidemic, which is why we have invested over 1. 400 million to provide more than 1.3 million laptops and tablets. Access to distance learning and online social care services
“We have targeted devices for underprivileged children who need them the most, using free school meals data, and schools are able to request additional equipment when needed.”
The Department for Education has also noted that allocations are made based on the needs of underprivileged students in the age group of 3 to 13 years. Using
They also claim to have helped 100,000 families get online by adding mobile data and 4G wireless routers.