Issues of Digital Divide

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Published on September 14, 2011

Author: boisebarbara

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Digital Divide or Digital Inequality?: Digital Divide or Digital Inequality? Ethical Issues in Educational Technology EDTECH 501 Dr . Barbara Schroeder Classical Definition: Classical Definition The Digital Divide refers to the perceived gab between those who have access to the Internet and those who do not. Inequalities of Access and Use: Inequalities of Access and Use National Telecommunication & Information Administration http://www.ntia.doc.gov Falling Through the Net: A Survey of the Have and Have Nots in Rural and Urban America (1995) http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/ fallingthru.html Towards a Modern Definition: Towards a Modern Definition Five Dimensions of Inequality: Equipment Autonomy of Use Skills Social Support Use Patterns A Comprehensive Definition?: A Comprehensive Definition? Comprehensive Measures http://www.bridges.org International Telecommunication Union http://www.itu.int/en/pages/default.aspx ITU Digital Access Index http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/wtdr_03/material/DAI.pdf ITU Statistics: ITU Statistics http://www.itu.int/ict/statistics Digital Economy Rankings: Digital Economy Rankings Download briefing paper Multi-Dimensional Inequality Layers: Multi-Dimensional Inequality Layers 1. Infrastructure Access: 1. Infrastructure Access Internet World Stats http://www.internetworldstats.com/ stats.htm Internet Traffic http :// www.internettrafficreport.com A Nation Online: A Nation Online http ://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2004/nation-online-entering-broadband- age 2. Affordability: 2. Affordability Expanding the Digital Divide and Falling Behind on Broadband 3. Use: 3. Use Intensity of use Types of use Users’ skills Confidence Autonomy 4. Socio-Demographic Factors: 4. Socio-Demographic Factors Socio-economic status (SES) Gender Age Ethnicity & Race Religion Education Geographic dispersion Language 5. Social and Governmental Support/Constraints: 5. Social and Governmental Support/Constraints Training Active Help Investments/Funds We Need a Better Yardstick to Measure Digital Divide 6. Accessibility: 6. Accessibility Website and applications Web browsers and media players Web authoring tools and emerging web technologies Why should we care?: Why should we care? Economic equality Social mobility Democratic opportunities Economic growth

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