Bridging the Digital Divide in a Remote Elementary School
A Teacher's Reflection on Invisible Work
This case study is a teacher’s reflection of invisible work when I initiated an instructional technology project that aimed to close digital inequality in a remote elementary school in Taiwan. 13 One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO laptops were deployed to 2nd and 5th grade children and I taught their science classes during June 2011 to January 2012. My field reflections revealed that invisible work was necessary in order to sustain, protect, and expand students’ opportunity to use their XO laptops in the school. In conclusion, public awareness about teachers’ invisible work is critical and should be studied, reported, and recognized by the field of educational research.