The Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

Issues, Recommendations and Research

  • Author: Craig S. Landers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781536110708
  • Category:
  • Page: 170
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The emergence of the Internet as a world wide web in the late 1990s made access to information and knowledge significantly easier. Soon after the Internet started reaching the masses, concerns about its unequal distribution appeared. The digital divide that is manifested in access and usage differences between individuals, groups, regions and even countries is created between those who have access to information and communication technologies and know how to utilise them, and those who do not. Empirical studies supply strong evidence that many of those who are digitally excluded are also socially excluded, i.e., digital inequality is strongly related to economic and social stratification. Specifically, empirical studies have examined the digital divide as reflected in gaps in digital access, digital literacy, digital competence, digital, Internet and computer skills, attitudes towards computer and Internet and digital uses between different population groups. This book further reviews the issues, recommendations and new research on the digital divide.

Design and the Digital Divide

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Design and the Digital Divide

Design and the Digital Divide

Insights from 40 Years in Computer Support for Older and Disabled People

  • Author: Alan F. Newell
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 1608457400
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 177
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Demographic trends and increasing support costs means that good design for older and disabled people is an economic necessity, as well as a moral imperative. Alan Newell has been described as "a visionary who stretches the imagination of all of us" and "truly ahead of his time." This monograph describes research ranging from developing communication systems for non-speaking and hearing-impaired people to technology to support older people, and addresses the particular challenges older people have with much modern technology. Alan recounts the insights gained from this research journey, and recommends a philosophy, and design practices, to reduce the "Digital Divide" between users of information technology and those who are excluded by the poor design of many current systems. How to create and lead interdisciplinary teams, and the practical and ethical challenges of working in clinically related fields are discussed. The concepts of "Ordinary and Extra-ordinary HCI," "User Sensitive Inclusive Design," and "Design for Dynamic Diversity," and the use of "Creative Design" techniques are suggested as extensions of "User Centered" and "Universal Design." Also described are the use of professional theatre and other methods for raising designers' awareness of the challenges faced by older and disabled people, ways of engaging with these groups, and of ascertaining what they "want" rather than just what they "need." This monograph will give all Human Computer Interaction (HCI) practitioners and designers of both mainstream and specialized IT equipment much food for thought. Table of Contents: 40 years--Highlights and a Brief Review / Communication Systems for Non-Speaking and Hearing-Impaired People / TV Subtitling for Hearing-Impaired People / Word Prediction for Non-Speaking People and Systems for those with Dyslexia / Providing Reusable Conversation for Non-Speaking People / Story Telling and Emotion in Synthetic Speech / Lessons Learned from Designing AAC Devices / IT Systems for Older People / Designing IT Systems for Older People / Ordinary and Extra-Ordinary Human Computer Interaction / User Sensitive Inclusive Design / The Use of Professional Theatre / Attacking the Digital Divide

Digital Divide

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Digital Divide

Digital Divide

Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide

  • Author: Pippa Norris,McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics Pippa Norris
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521002233
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 303
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Part I. Introductory Framework: 1. The digital divide 2. Understanding the digital divide: wired world 3. Social inequalities Part II. The Virtual Political System: 4. Theories of digital democracy 5. e-governance 6. Online parliaments 7. Virtual parties 8. Civic society Part III. The Democratic Divide: 9. Cyberculture 10. Digital engagement 11. Conclusions: promoting digital democracy.

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services

  • Author: Andromeda Yelton
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 0838958567
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 34
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"Expert guides to library systems and services"--Cover.

Globalization and the Digital Divide

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Globalization and the Digital Divide

Globalization and the Digital Divide

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cambria Press
  • ISBN: 1621969185
  • Category:
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The Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

  • Author: Jan van Dijk
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509534466
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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Contrary to optimistic visions of a free internet for all, the problem of the ‘digital divide’ – the disparity between those with access to internet technology and those without – has persisted for close to twenty-five years. In this textbook, Jan van Dijk considers the state of digital inequality and what we can do to tackle it. Through an accessible framework based on empirical research, he explores the motivations and challenges of seeking access and the development of requisite digital skills. He addresses key questions such as: Does digital inequality reduce or reinforce existing, traditional inequalities? Does it create new, previously unknown social inequalities? While digital inequality affects all aspects of society and the problem is here to stay, Van Dijk outlines policies we can put in place to mitigate it. The Digital Divide is required reading for students and scholars of media, communication, sociology, and related disciplines, as well as for policymakers.

Beyond the Digital Divide

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Beyond the Digital Divide

Beyond the Digital Divide

Contextualizing the Information Society

  • Author: Petr Lupač
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787565475
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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This book advances the understanding of the relationship between social inequality and Internet use by bringing forth a new, contextual approach. It encourages a rethinking of the information society theory, information policies, and the role of social science in the process of informatization.

Technology and Social Inclusion

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Technology and Social Inclusion

Technology and Social Inclusion

Rethinking the Digital Divide

  • Author: Mark Warschauer
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262731737
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 260
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Going beyond the oversimplified notion of a "digital divide" to analyze the relationship between access to information and communication technologies and social inclusion.

The Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

Facing a Crisis Or Creating a Myth?

  • Author: Benjamin M. Compaine
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262531931
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 357
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This book presents data supporting the existence of a gap-along racial, economic, ethnic, and education lines-between those who have access to the latest information technologies and those who do not. The Digital Divide refers to the perceived gap between those who have access to the latest information technologies and those who do not. If we are indeed in an Information Age, then not having access to this information is an economic and social handicap. Some people consider the Digital Divide to be a national crisis, while others consider it an over-hyped nonissue. This book presents data supporting the existence of such a divide in the 1990s along racial, economic, ethnic, and education lines. But it also presents evidence that by 2000 the gaps are rapidly closing without substantive public policy initiatives and spending. Together, the contributions serve as a sourcebook on this controversial issue.

Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide

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Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide

Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide

A Walk with Global Leaders

  • Author: Anthony H. Normore,Antonia Issa Lahera
  • Publisher: IAP
  • ISBN: 1641133929
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 263
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Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide: A Walk with Global Leaders explores the combined effect of the rapid growth of information as an increasingly fragmented information base, a large component of which is available only to people with money and/or acceptable institutional affiliations. In the recent past, the outcome of these challenges has been characterized as the "digital divide" between the information “haves” and “have nots” along racial and socio economic lines that seem to widen as time passes. To address the issues of digital equity and digital inequality in an effort to bridge the digital divide, educational scholars, researchers and practitioners are in positions to ensure equitable opportunities are made available for people of all ages, races, ability, sexual orientation, and ethnicity in support of social justice for bridging the digital divide. The digital divide addresses issues concerning equal opportunity, equity and access that have an effect on the development of marginalized and otherwise disenfranchised populations within and across systems nationally and internationally. The contributing authors- representing Unites States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, and the UK - posit that education institutions can serve as the bridge to close the digital divide for students who do not have access to information technology in their homes. At a time when more computers are made available in schools than ever before, the digital divide continues to widen and fewer people in the lowest SES groups are given the opportunity to join the world of computer technology and the internet. As a result, the influence of leadership activity on institutional racism, gender discrimination, inequality of opportunity, inequity of educational processes, digital exclusion, and justice have gained currency and attention. The contributing national and international authors examine the digital divide in terms of social justice leadership, equity and access. It is within this context that the authors offer discussions from a lens of their choice, i.e. conceptual, review of literature, epistemological, etc. By adopting an educational approach to bridging the digital divide, researchers and practitioners can connect and extend long established lines of conceptual and empirical inquiry aimed at improving organizational practices and thereby gain insights that might be otherwise overlooked, or assumed. This holds great promise for generating, refining, and testing theories of leadership for equity and access, and helps strengthen already vibrant lines of inquiry on social justice.