digital divide


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digital divide

n
(Computer Science) informal the gap between those people who have internet access and those who do not

digital divide

The division between the sections of the world’s population who have computers and internet access and those who do not.
Translations
fracture numérique
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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 "largely fiction.
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.
Reportlinker Adds Bridging the digital divide in developed markets

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