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Center for Rural Policy and Development, 2012
After more than ten years of asking rural Minnesotans about their access to high-speed Internet service, it is possible to draw a few conclusions: (1) It is fairly well accepted now that broadband access has become a necessity for functioning at full capacity in today's world; (2) The digital divide isn't what it used to be; (3) Broadband no…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Surveys, Rural Urban Differences
Miller, Kim A.; Swan, Deanne W.; Craig, Terri; Dorinski, Suzanne; Freeman, Michael; Isaac, Natasha; O'Shea, Patricia; Schilling, Peter; Scotto, Jennifer – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
The Public Libraries Survey (PLS) is a voluntary survey conducted annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS collects these data under the mandate in the Museum and Library Services Act of 2003 as stated in SEC. 210. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for IMLS. The fiscal year (FY) 2009 survey is the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Data Analysis, Internet, Library Services
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
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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 among teachers in public elementary and secondary schools during the winter and spring of 2009. The data are the results of a national teacher-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
Gauder, Brad, Ed. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2011
This report is a sequel to the 2005 "Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources." This new report provides updated information and new insights into information consumers and their online habits, preferences, and perceptions. Particular attention was paid to how the current economic downturn has affected the information-seeking behaviors…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Library Development, Academic Libraries, Economic Climate
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
Cave, Jonathan; van Oranje-Nassau, Constantijn; Schindler, Helen Rebecca; Shehabi, Ala'a; Brutscher, Philipp-Bastian; Robinson, Neil – RAND Corporation, 2009
This report is intended to inform the European Commission's DG Information Society and Media in developing its policies for the period 2010-2020. It is targeted to policymakers with expert knowledge of the field. The report summarises the work conducted in the study: "Policy Options for the Ubiquitous Internet Society". It builds on…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Gray, Lucinda; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology in public school districts during fall 2008. The data are the results of a national district-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 the exception…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Surveys, School Districts, Information Technology
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2005
"Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources" (2005) summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences. With extensive input from hundreds of librarians and OCLC staff, the OCLC Market Research team developed a project and commissioned Harris Interactive Inc. to survey a representative…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Marketing, Libraries, Foreign Countries
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DeBell, Matthew – National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
This Issue Brief describes the percentages of students in grades 12 or below who used computers or the Internet in 2003. Data for this Issue Brief come from the October 2003 Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a sample survey representative of the civilian noninstitutional population in the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Information Technology
Kleiner, Anne; Lewis, Laurie – 2004
This report presents data on Internet access in U.S. public schools from 1994 to 2002 by school characteristics. It provides trend analysis on the progress of public schools and classrooms in connecting to the Internet and on the ratio of students to instructional computers with Internet access. For the year 2002, this report also presents data on…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Equipment, Information Dissemination, Information Technology
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
Manmart, Lampang – 2001
This paper looks at how the Internet has impacted library and information science (LIS) schools in Thailand, focusing on how it has been used and changes in the teaching/learning process, curriculum, and programs. Data were collected by questionnaires sent to 146 academic staff in 16 LIS schools, interviews with 16 heads of LIS schools, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Tseng, Thomas – 2001
This research report examines the unique preferences, attitudes, motivations, and practices of ethnic Internet users, particularly African Americans and Hispanic Americans, discussing implications for marketing to U.S. ethnic communities. Data come from field research collected between August-November 2000. Researchers partnered with popular…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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