The issue of the digital divide
is not something new, however over the past few months it has become increasingly high-profile.
The most serious contributors to the digital divide
today are affordability of ICT services, followed closely by a lack of digital skills and the ability to use these digital technologies.
Some say, however, that the digital divide
is still vast in more subtle ways, such as with homework.
All university students (N = 67) participating in the service-learning lab completed an end of semester reflection paper sharing multiple anecdotes and analytical examples to summarize experiences in the computer lab, offer explanations for the digital divide
, and provide evidence of understanding principles of service-learning.
A second digital divide
, less often noted, is linguistic and cultural.
Samuelson declared the idea of a static digital divide
95) DeBurr, who tours the country speaking about the digital divide
, says that until more black Americans develop an aptitude for using their computers and the Internet to better their economic situations, the divide is as wide as an ocean.
Patricia Hewitt, his predecessor, eight months earlier: "We're announcing a new pounds 30million fund to ensure that a digital divide
in high speed Internet access does not open between urban and rural areas.
Tony Wilhelm, director of communications programs for the Benton Foundation, which set up and maintains the Digital Divide
Network, a Web site (www.
2 billion last year to health projects in developing countries, and another billion to projects designed to overcome the digital divide
in the USA.
But critics charge that technological bridges over the digital divide
are doomed to be little more than decorations.
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