ERIC Number: ED459700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Government Information Focus. The Digital Divide: Understanding and Addressing the Challenge.
Latimer, Christopher P.
This report discusses the challenges of the Digital Divide. Part I examines the issues concerning access as it relates to schools, communities, free Internet service providers, and broadband. Part II defines technological literacy and how it pertains to the Digital Divide debate. Part III examines those who are affected by the divide and determines whether solutions that address access and technological literacy may remedy the problem. This section also briefly examines the current statistics concerning those impacted by the Digital Divide and compares the findings through a small sample. Topics covered include private industry and government, banking, tax, social issues, disability, senior citizens, gender, race, and class. Part IV concludes with a series of broad based questions that encompass the range of issues discussed in the report and serve as a platform for developing productive strategies designed to address the Digital Divide. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Information Technology, Internet, Technological Literacy, Telecommunications, Users (Information)
New York State Forum for Information Resource Management, Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State St., Albany, NY 12203-1003. Tel: 518-443-5001; Fax: 518-443-5006; Web site: http://www.nysfirm.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Forum for Information Resource Management.