People expect to be able to learn and work anywhere, with constant access to learning materials, as well as each other. Colleges and universities have made great strides in generating more methods and platforms for faculty, students, and staff to collaborate and be productive wherever they are. The advent of always-connected devices has provided more flexibility in how, when, and where people learn, and many institutions have updated their IT infrastructures accordingly. While mobile and digital learning strategies have increased over time, disparities in high-speed broadband connectivity and in engagement between different student groups (socioeconomic status, gender, etc.) prompt higher education leaders to continuously evaluate the affordability, access, and quality of their offerings.

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