The Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide

  1. 2. <ul><li>&quot;digital divide‘ lack of information technology (IT) between individuals who have and do not have access to IT. </li></ul><ul><li>D.D. reflects “existing patterns of social stratification in the United States” </li></ul>Mary Keegan Eamon
  2. 3. <ul><li>Lack of software </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of technical ability to upgrade services </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of monetary resources to upgrade software </li></ul><ul><li>Ability and means to learn new skills. </li></ul>  Teacher Librarian  32.2 (Dec 2004): p34(1).  Quality of Access
  3. 4. <ul><li>@ Home </li></ul><ul><li>Limited number of computers </li></ul><ul><li>@ Public Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>@ Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Limited hours of operation </li></ul><ul><li>In public spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of affordability </li></ul>Lack of Basic Access
  4. 5. <ul><li>Involved for longer periods of time in the workforce </li></ul><ul><li>They are not societies primary care .givers for </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.Children </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.Elderly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.ill or injured family members </li></ul></ul></ul>Mary Keegan Eamon <ul><li>steered toward science and technological fields of study </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Periodically leave the work force to Act as primary family care givers for </li></ul><ul><li>Maternity leave </li></ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elderly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ill or injured family members </li></ul></ul></ul>Mary Keegan Eamon <ul><li>Women are not steered toward science and technological fields of study. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Ninety-one percent of both female and male students use computers </li></ul>( Andrew Trotter ) Gender Grade level % use a computer % Have Internet Access Female K-12 91 61 Male K-12 91 58
  7. 8. ( Andrew Trotter ) ethnicity gender Grade level % use computers for homework % use a computer % Have Internet Access   Asian   K-12   91   58   White     K-12   93   67 African America K-12 86 47 Latino K-12 86 44 Native American K-12 Without disabilities K-12 91 61 With Disabilities     K-12   82   49 went online
  8. 10. <ul><li>  Men </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasians </li></ul><ul><li>married Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>well-educated individuals </li></ul>Mary Keegan Eamon
  9. 11. <ul><li>4 Million Public Library Users </li></ul><ul><li>Technological instruction on emerging products </li></ul><ul><li>Free Computer Literacy Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Up to date software and hardware </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>  </li></ul>&quot; Digital Divide still deep.(update: education news from schools, businesses, research and government agencies)(Brief Article).&quot;  District Administration  40.11 (Nov 2004): 22(1).  InfoTrac OneFile . Thomson Gale. Georgia Military College. 21 Apr. 2007  Update on the Digital Divide in the United States. ,  By: Conhaim, Wallys W., Link-Up, 0739988X, Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 18, Issue 4 Database: Computer Source Education Week Minorities Still Face Digital Divide By Andrew Trotter Vol. 26, Issue 03, Page 14 Published: September 13, 2006 Free Art work National Cancer Institute dccps.nci.nih.gov/womenofcolor/ artwork .html - 1 The work cited page and the power point presentation has been updated has been updated to reflect that it is being used as a teaching aid.

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