Bakerfield College conducted a survey last month to determine the technology needs of their students. Finding that 10% of students do not have adequate off-campus internet access and nearly 25% of students use their cell phone as their primary device in accessing their courses prompted the launch of a laptop loan program.
A generous donation from Bakersfield community members, Mary and Greg Bynum, made possible the purchase of 500 Chromebooks for use by students in need of devices to continue their courses online.
Location: Bakersfield, California
Read more here: https://www.kget.com/health/coronavirus/bakersfield-college-launching-laptop-loan-program-as-instruction-moves-online/
Image: By Jeff Billings, IT Director, Paradise Valley Unified School District Chromebook Pilot Project, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17600152