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Digital Divide Digital Divide Presentation Transcript

  • Digital Divide
    The debate
  • Sources
    Definition: http://www.edutopia.org/digital-divide-where-we-are-today ( 11/11/2009)
    Facts and figures:
    http://www.changingthepresent.org/technology_and_digital_divide/facts (11/11/2009)
    http://www.changingthepresent.org/technology_and_digital_divide/quotes (11/11/2009)
    Digital divide map: http://betterplaceorg.wordpress.com/2008/02/04/without-words-the-digital-divide/ (11/11/2009)
  • Sources
    Movie:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd5DvIGWYD0
  • Outline
    Introduction
    Definition
    Facts and figures
    Digital Divide Map
    Factors
    What to do?
    Recommended reading
  • Introduction
    Definition:
    “The gap between those individuals and communities that have, and do not have, access to the information technologies that are transforming our lives”
  • Introduction
    Facts and figures:
    80 percent of the world has mobile phone coverage, but only 25 percent of people are taking advantage of it; BBC News
    57% of Americans over the age of 25 use a computer at work; Digital Divide Council
    Africa has just three computers for every 1000 people; Computers for Africa
  • Introduction
    Facts and figures:
    The entire continent of Africa has 14 million phone lines, fewer than those in Manhattan; Bridges.org
    The United States and Canada have more internet users than Asia, Africa, and Latin America combined; Bridges.org
    Today’s Quote: Bill clinton: "It is dangerously destabilizing to have half the world on the cutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival.“
  • Digital Divide MAP
  • Factors
    Poverty
    Social resistance
    Ignorance
    Illiteracy
    Ethnic
    Religious
    Geographical : urban/rural
  • What to do ?
    Brainstorming with students
    Movie : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd5DvIGWYD0
  • Recommended readings
    http://www.riverdeep.net/current/2002/01/011402t_divide.jhtml