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  • 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCIB_vXUptY (1:58)
  • Approximately 91% of Americans as a whole have "access to wired broadband speeds of at least 10mbps downstream," the report found. But this chart shows a very different reality if you lack a college degree, if you're poor, if you're rural or if you're hispanic or African American.
  • 2013:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X537MiN6COI (9:23)
  • 2013:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X537MiN6COI (9:23)**USE THE FOLLOWING GUIDING QUESTIONS TO SUMMARIZE THE KEY MESSAGES OF THE PANELIST**(2:10) According to Karen, what are the three kinds of divide? Briefly explain with examples.(3:28) According to Vicky, what are current problems about children using digital technology? (4:24) According to Karen, what are some achievements of the e-Rate program and its weaknesses?(5:31) According to Vicky, where do children find biggest gaps in terms of the quality of access? How do types of activities on the Internet differ by socio-economic status? (7:25 – both Karen and Vicky) What are some roles of mobile technologyin narrowing the digital divide to access?
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    • 1. EQUITY AND THE CLASSROOM: THE DIGITAL DIVIDES EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 2. EQUITY ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGY Ask yourself… • Do students all have an equal opportunity learn? • How does technology support equal opportunity? EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 3. WATCH THIS VIDEO FROM 2009 AND DISCUSS • • • • What is digital divide? What happened in the U. S. in the past decade (since 2009)? What affects different kinds of digital divides? How does it affect life? 0:00-2:30 EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 4. WHAT IS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE? • • “digital divide” used to discuss the connectivity gap among distinct regions and demographics. White House broadband report (June 13) o 91% of Americans had access to high-speed Internet service of at least 10 Mbps downstream o Only 71% of Americans actually subscribed to broadband at home — an adoption rate lower than other nations with a similar GDP (adoption rate was even lower among African-Americans and Hispanics) o cost and skill level as major reasons so many Americans forgo broadband access at home. Source: Digital divide is still leaving Americans behind EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 5. BROADBAND ADOPTION EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 6. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS http://educationdigitalmedia.files.wordpress.com/2012/0 3/2012-digital-divide-statistics-infographic.jpg EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 7. INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS = RURAL VS URBAN http://educationdigitalmedia.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/2012-digital-divide-statistics-infographic.jpg EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 8. DIVISION BECAUSE OF GENDER? 0:13-1:15 EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 9. LET’S THINK • Digital Divides – what affects? o Accessibility of technology (e.g., broadband, computer, ease of access for all users) o Use of technology (e.g., to participate/produce vs. to consume/view) EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 10. WATCH THE 2013 VIDEO AND DISCUSS 0:21-1:49 EDUC W200 Week 15 • How can broadband access affect ones’ future? Consider the role of “digital literacy.” • Do you think the divide trend has changed over the years (compared to 2009)? • What question does the narrator raise at the end?
    • 11. REVIEW THIS PANEL TALK AND RESPOND (20 MIN) • Watch the video from 1:48 • As a group, prepare answers to the following: Karen K. 1:51 onwards EDUC W200 Week 15 Vicky R. • o What is Karen Kornbluh’s key message? o What is Vicky Rideout’s key message? “Are we really making sure that the technology is reaching its highest promise …?”
    • 12. ROLE OF LIBRARIES IN DIGITAL DIVIDE Information Policy & Access Center (2012) EDUC W200 Week 15
    • 13. IS MOBILE THE SOLUTION? http://terranautix.com/2012/01/ EDUC W200 Week 15

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