ERIC Number: EJ873469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
The Inequities of the Digital Divide: Is E-Learning a Solution?
E-Learning, v4 n2 p138-149 2007
This article addresses the continuing digital divide in public education, one that defines itself largely along geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural lines. The article refutes the idea that the digital divide is dwindling due to increasing access to technology within the United States, instead focusing on digital literacy and cultural barriers as perpetuating the divide, causing economic, democratic, and social ramifications for those affected. Finally, e-learning is proposed as a potential solution to narrow the divide based on the ability to receive effective instruction without geographic restraints.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Public Education, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Location, Cultural Influences, Barriers, Democratic Values, Equal Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States