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Warschauer, Mark; Matuchniak, Tina – Review of Research in Education, 2010
In this chapter, the authors take a broad perspective on how to analyze issues of technology and equity for youth in the United States. They begin with "access" as a starting point, but consider not only whether diverse groups of youth have digital media available to them but also how that access is supported or constrained by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Technology, Access to Computers, Computer Science Education
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Garland, Virginia E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
What is the school principal's role in ensuring ethical technology use while promoting the use of wireless and advanced technologies in instruction? The rapid advances in technology in only the past 5 years, including the increase in laptops and smart phones, have transformed both educational practices and the role of the school principal as…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Moral Issues, Student Diversity, Ethics
Rudd, Peter; Walker, Matthew – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2010
Web 2.0 technologies are online tools that allow users to share, collaborate and interact with one another. This small-scale project focused on young people's personal use of social media, and on the potential to use these tools to collect the views of young people and involve them in democracy in communities and local authorities. The main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Creativity
Kuzu, Abdullah – Online Submission, 2009
Increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) help individuals to solve several everyday problems, which used to be harder, more complicated and time consuming. Even though ICTs provide individuals with many advantages, they might also serve as grounds for several societal and ethical problems which vary in accordance with…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Content Analysis, Ethics, Interviews
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Kirmani, Mubina Hassanali; Davis, Marcia H.; Kalyanpur, Maya – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2009
Computers have become an important part of young children's lives, both as a source of entertainment and education. The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) position statement on Technology and Young Children (2006) supports the need for equal access to technology for all children with attention to eliminating gender…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Computer Uses in Education, Young Children, Instructional Materials
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Hughes, Gwyneth – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
Enthusiasts for new social software do not always acknowledge that belonging to e-learning communities depends upon complex and often unresolved identity issues for learners. Drawing on the author's previous research on belonging in social learning, the paper presents a theory of identity congruence in social learning and brings to the foreground…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Socialization, Self Concept, Learning Theories
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Trinidad, Sue – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
The research reported in this paper considers the current telecommunications network for the three education systems of state, independent and catholic schools in Western Australia as well as drawing on the personal experiences of teachers in these systems as the government attempts to close the digital divide with its Networking the Nation…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries, Internet, Disadvantaged
Strauss, Karen Peltz – National Council on Disability, 2006
This paper explores the need to adopt legislative and regulatory safeguards to guarantee equal access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and Internet-based technologies. Recommendations include: (1) Communications Access--FCC or Congress: Extend the telecommunications accessibility requirements of Section 255 of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Disabilities, Telecommunications
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Loertscher, David – Teacher Librarian, 2003
Explores the academic environment of a total information system for school libraries based on the idea of a digital intranet. Discusses safety; customization; the core library collection; curriculum-specific collections; access to short-term resources; Internet access; personalized features; search engines; equity issues; and staffing. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences
Kwon, Nahyun – Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting, 2002
Identified the demographic profiles of community network users and examined how an individual's demographic characteristics affect use when perceptions and attitudes are taken into account. Suggests that findings could be used to assess whether a community network's primary goal, providing equal access to the Internet, is being achieved.…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Community Programs, Computer Networks, Internet
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Garland, Virginia E.; Wotton, Sara E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Describes results of a comparative analysis that investigated the causes of the digital divide between two public high schools in New Hampshire and recommends solutions to the inequities in students' access to technological innovations. Topics include Internet use; teacher training in technology; and funding, including federal aid. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Technology
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Hargittai, Eszter – First Monday, 2002
Discussion of the digital divide in access to the Internet focuses on differences in people's online skills and therefore access to information based on age, gender, and technology experience. Findings suggest wide differences in search strategies, ability to find various types of content, and how long it takes. Demographics of respondents are…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Age Differences, Demography
Ono, Hiroshi; Zavodny, Madeline – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 2002
This article examines whether there are differences in men's and women's use of the Internet and whether any such gender gaps have changed in recent years. The authors use data from several surveys during the period 1997 to 2001 to show trends in Internet usage and to estimate regression models of Internet usage that control for individuals'…
Descriptors: Females, Internet, Gender Differences, Males
Houston, Ronald D.; Erdelez, Sandra – Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting, 2002
Describes a content analysis of 269 English language articles about the digital divide to identify potential connections between proposed solutions and the strategic interests of the proposers, or stakeholders. Educators predominated, stressing the need for changes in Internet connectivity, educational content, user education, socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Culture, Internet, Journal Articles
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King, Angelynn – Progressive Librarian, 2002
Describes an interdisciplinary seminar that addressed the topic of the "digital divide." Presents examples of how different types of classroom instruction--lecture, computer hands-on, reading, small-group discussion, and final paper--were used to highlight technological barriers, educational barriers, logistical and financial barriers,…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Equal Education, Higher Education
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