Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2021

Document Type

Education 590 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



Department Chair or Program Director

Clayton, Courtney

First Advisor

Guth, Nancy

Major or Concentration



This research aimed to learn more about how K-12 schools have addressed the needs of all students in their school districts equally as it relates to access for appropriate technology for distance learning. The intended research was conducted through Qualtrics, an online survey software, which was dispersed through social media sites to reach broad and diverse pool of participants within this study’s target audience, to include parents, teachers, and administrations in a K-12 school system. Participants who clicked on the link to the survey were given an informed consent notice, including an explanation of how distance learning and equitable access to technology is defined for the context of the study, and date when the survey will be closed down. The data from the study was collected and interpreted using Qualtrics data analysis methods, which were compared with prior literature to provide insight on factors that influence equitable access to digital technology.

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