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Manjarrez, Carlos A.; Schoembs, Kyle – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
Over the past decade, policy discussions about public access computing in libraries have focused on the role that these institutions play in bridging the digital divide. In these discussions, public access computing services are generally targeted at individuals who either cannot afford a computer and Internet access, or have never received formal…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computers, Public Libraries, Internet
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Gray, Lucinda; Thomas, Nina; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology in public elementary and secondary schools during fall 2008. The data are the results of a national school-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology. Every year between 1994 and 2005 (with…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Public Schools, Access to Information, Teacher Surveys
Federal Trade Commission, 2009
Expressing concern about reports that children can easily access explicit content in online virtual worlds, in March 2009 Congress directed the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a study of such worlds, examining the types of content available and the methods virtual world operators use to restrict minors' access to explicit content. Accordingly,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites, Young Children
US Department of Agriculture, 2009
Three-quarters of U.S. residents used the Internet to access information, education, and services in 2007. Widespread Internet adoption suggests it has great value to individuals, businesses, and communities. Broadband Internet access is becoming essential for both businesses and households; many compare its evolution to other technologies now…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Internet, Use Studies, Information Theory
Storey, Tom, Ed. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2007
The practice of using a social network to establish and enhance relationships based on some common ground--shared interests, related skills, or a common geographic location--is as old as human societies, but social networking has flourished due to the ease of connecting on the Web. This OCLC membership report explores this web of social…
Descriptors: Privacy, Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Internet
Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use Networked Information Sources and Services to support their research task. Library and Information Sciences faculty at the University of Illinois were chosen as…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Search Engines, Questionnaires, Directories
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Gibson, Susan; Oberg, Dianne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
Teachers in many countries are being expected to use the Internet in their work. Research on the Canadian experience of Internet implementation provides insights that may be valuable for researchers and educators in other countries. A three-year study, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, examined both the visions for Internet use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Access to Information, Information Literacy, Internet
Colorado State Library, Denver. – 2003
This document presents statistics and input-output measures for K-12 school libraries in Colorado for 2002. Data are presented by type and size of school, i.e., high schools (six categories ranging from 2,000 and over to under 300), junior high/middle schools (five categories ranging from 1,000-1,999 to under 300), elementary schools (four…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet
Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R. – 2002
This study updated statistics about public library outlet and system Internet connectivity and network services using the 1997 public library dataset produced by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Federal-State Cooperative System. Using geographic information system-based techniques, a research team at the Florida State…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Internet, Library Services, Library Surveys
Kleiner, Anne; Farris, Elizabeth – 2002
Since 1994, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has surveyed public schools to estimate access to information technology in schools and classrooms. In the fall of each academic year, anew nationally representative sample of approximately 1,000 public schools has been surveyed about Internet access and Internet-related topics. This…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Equipment
Rodriguez, Adolfo – 2001
This paper discusses the digital divide from the perspective of Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlights include: new issues that make access to electronic resources difficult for users; differences in technological infrastructure among countries; how Internet users are distributed worldwide; Internet access in Africa; the number of students…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. – 1999
This report provides comprehensive data on the level of access by Americans to telephones, computers, and the Internet. It also provides valuable information about where Americans are gaining access and what they are doing with their online connections. These data, from the U.S. Census, provide a factual foundation for key policy initiatives to…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Economic Factors, Internet
Anderson, Ronald E.; Ronnkvist, Amy – 1999
In order to assess the current presence of computing technology in American schools, a national survey was conducted of elementary and secondary principals and technology coordinators in 655 public and private schools. Results are discussed in terms of: computer density; computer capacity; computer renewal; peripherals; computer location;…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
Heaviside, Sheila; And Others – 1997
The "Survey of Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, Fall 1996" collected information from 911 regular United States public elementary and secondary schools regarding the availability and use of advanced telecommunications, and in particular, access to the Internet, plans to obtain Internet access, use of…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Economic Factors, Educational Facilities
Heaviside, Sheila; Farris, Elizabeth – 1997
This document provides data from a nationally representative sample of private elementary, secondary, and combined schools in the United States and District of Columbia in the fall 1995. Twenty-five percent of private schools had access to the Internet. By comparison, 50% of public schools were on the Internet. Access to the Internet varied by…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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