ERIC Number: ED485039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 63
The Digital Divide: Focused Research Results On Peer Mentoring, Scalability and Occupational Self Efficacy In a Home-Based Technology Integration Program
Andrews, Sandra Sutton; Jannasch-Pennell, Angel; DiGangi, Samuel A.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, Il. October 19-23 2004
The existence of a "digital divide" in which portions of society do not have sufficient access to technology or the information and skills that technology use imparts was of concern for educators and policy makers even before home computers were easily connected to the Internet. As new technologies (such as broadband Internet access), and new uses for technology (such as interactive websites for homework) are developed, new levels of the divide will appear, certainly to the extent that children in low income homes do not gain access to the same level of information at the same rate as other children. In an era in which funding may be difficult to obtain, the development of tested, scalable, affordable solutions should therefore be a mandate for educators.
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Self Efficacy, Low Income Groups, Internet, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Access to Computers, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.