Mapping the digital divide
in Britain: implications for learning and education.
While the fortunate are able to take advantage of the unlimited repository of information, many are left behind in the information revolution, thus creating a digital divide
between the developed and the developing nations and within nations in terms of ICT, computer, and Internet adoption and usage.
In addition to examining the importance of service learning in the profession, in LIS education and in practice, it is necessary--for the purposes of this article--to examine efforts around teaching the Digital Divide
phenomenon in collegiate settings.
In an interview with the GDN, global ICT solutions firm Huawei Middle East President Shi Yaohong said while the digital divide
is getting narrower, unfortunately it is also getting deeper in communities that have traditionally been neglected - leading to issues such as unemployment and inability to compete in the global job market.
Shi Yaohong, President of Huawei Middle East, speaks in an exclusive chat with Gulf News on how the digital divide
is getting narrower but also deeper today and the challenges that still lay ahead for regions like the Middle East based on a new research released by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the Chinese Information and communications technology (ICT) provider.
Following are 19 contributions beginning with theories of the digital divide
and then addressing the situations in highly developed nations and regions, rapidly developing large nations, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and some under-studied nations and regions.
Internet Essentials is the nation's largest, most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative designed to help close the digital divide
These programmes will play a pivotal role in reducing of digital divide
between rural and urban areas of Pakistan, promote entrepreneurship and create jobs and new vistas at tehsil and union council levels, he added.
As West notes, the digital divide
is a systematic problem and it will require libraries' collective effort to help address this concern.
While this is only one among many other public and private sector funding sources, it is clear that the focus on addressing the digital divide
had expanded to include other issues, such as costs of accessing the Internet.
The 42 computers and other digital equipment donated to the two centers in central Vietnam will improve the information and technology skills of local citizens, bridging the digital divide
between urban and rural areas, said Huang.
On the global view, really significant disparities exist in access to and use of information and communications technology (ICT) between countries (the "international digital divide
") and between groups within countries (the "domestic digital divide