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ERIC Number: EJ1209620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Teaching Digital Divides
Warf, Barney
Journal of Geography, v118 n2 p77-87 2019
Digital divides--uneven patterns of access--are a major feature of cyberspace. This article opens by noting that most students are digital natives who grew up with the Internet. Second, it summarizes digital divides, including global patterns, rural--urban differences, ethnic and gender discrepancies, and the role of smartphones. The third section justifies teaching digital divides as a way of understanding of sociospatial inequality. Next, it offers six strategies to get students to appreciate this topic, including mapping Internet users, interviewing a nonuser, discussing rural--urban differences, going without the Internet, exploring strategies for reducing the divide, and imagining the pre-Internet world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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