ICT & Digital Divide John JacobPresentation Transcript
ICT & DIGITAL DIVIDE John Jacob II - M.A. Mass Communication Department of Electronic Media & Mass Communication Submitted to: M. Shuaib Mohamed Haneef Assistant Professor
Defining the ICT
Information And Communication(s) Technology stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications, computers, middleware as well as necessary software, storage and audio-visual systems, which enable users to create, access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.
The expression was first used in 1997 in a report by Dennis Stevenson to the United Kingdom government and Promoted by the new national Curriculum documents for the UK 2000.
Defining the digital divide
The term digital divide refers to the increasing access gap between those who have and those who do not have:
access to information and communication technologies;
access to content that benefits them socially and economically;
skills to take advantage of ICT services;
the ability to afford to pay for digital services.