#Change11 #CCK12 The Digital Divide

Is digital divide an issue? How to bridge the digital divide?

These are the questions raised and addressed by Aleph.

Based on the research finding (Dijk and Hacker, 2003), learning digital skills will be a strategic objective for educational institutions at all levels.  In general, formal education runs behind because means are lacking and teachers are not sufficiently trained or motivated on online learning. Instrumental and informational skills have to be learned at school.

There are also challenges relating to immigrants and natives divide, as I have shared in my previous post on the teaching and learning of net generations with new and emerging technologies.

Here are some recent updates on digital divide:

Hilbert, M. 2011. The end justifies the definition: The manifold outlooks on the digital divide and their practical usefulness for policy-making. Telecommunications Policy, 35(8), 715-736. Retrieved from: http://martinhilbert.net/ManifoldDigitalDivide_Hilbert_AAM.pdf

Schradie, Jen. The Digital Production Gap: The Digital Divide and Web 2.0 Collide. Poetics, Vol. 39, No. 2. April 2011, p. 145-168.

3 thoughts on “#Change11 #CCK12 The Digital Divide

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  2. The TED presentation by Aleph addresses the issues that I found concerning about the 1 laptop per child project. We need to implement better learning and access to education, not just distribute hardware to people who may not even have a use for it.

    It looks like Aleph’s project is doing wonderful things and I hope it’s a success. Something he didn’t mention was the point that I’ve heard raised by several education reform and poverty reduction advocates: that reducing poverty has a more significant impact on education than improving education has on poverty, i.e. It’s ineffective for people to have education and get qualifications if the opportunities to use them aren’t there.

    What do you think?

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