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ERIC Number: EJ908061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Young People in the Information Society
Lebedeva, E. V.
Russian Education and Society, v53 n1 p22-27 Jan 2011
In the summer of 2007, the Laboratory for the Social Problems of the Development of the Information Society, Institute for Socioeconomic Studies of the Population, Russian Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the Modern Academy of the Humanities, carried out a survey of the level of use of information and communication technologies (ICT) by college students. That survey proved to be an important stage in the process of investigating the information schism in Russian society: it made it possible to take advantage of a unique opportunity to find out how people who live in the different regions of the Russian Federation actually make use of ICT, directly from other citizens rather than from the mass media or from speeches given by politicians. Results of the survey showed that the digital divide among young Russians has almost disappeared, and differences according to gender, age, income, region of residence, and education are hardly noticeable. It would now be more useful to look for other kinds of gaps within the youth population regarding its ability to take full advantage of the Internet's potential. (Contains 4 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia