Talk:Digital divide

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Old talk[edit]

From an educational context, regarding the digital divide:

There is digital divide in regard to professional development (focused on the use of technology) for teachers.

There is a digital divide in regard to instructional/educational uses of technology

When considering digital divide, there is an economical aspect that needs to be considered; especially home/personal ownership

There is a digital divide in regard to the support and resources availabe for parents, teachers, and students.

The NCLB Act is helping to close the digital divide in some areas through the standards that were establishe

What is digital?[edit]

The era of specialist tools for work (IBM PC and MS-DOS) vs. the era of ubiquitous multimedia gadgets. Before this change you studied people from high income households with existing high motivation to learn the tools. After this change you study people from many levels of income who share their interest to any type of "media", including commercials.

The term "digital" sounds old school when we have digital radio, television and "intelligent" wristwatches. So this should be basically about how certain tools are used for news, communication (two-way or many-to-many) and education OR about bitrate, storage, firewalls, IT infrastructure etc., which is often the "global" aspect of the divide. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Beoldhin (talkcontribs) 09:21, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Consensus building: Image in lead is no longer relevant[edit]

The global digital divide in 2006: Computers per 100 people.
  • Personal computers are not the only way that people can have "access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT)" - mobile devices are now also used, more so in third world countries (through SMS)
  • Even in the West, some people see no reason to buy a personal computer if they can just use a mobile device. So it no longer makes sense to represent the Digital Divide using this statistic.
  • Image is from 2006, which is about 9 years ago. Between 2000 and 2008 (also a span of 9 years), the number of Internet subscriptions in Africa increased by 1030%
  • The map itself is outdated, not showing areas whose borders were changed between 2006 and today (most notably Sudan/South Sudan, Crimea, Kosovo).

So I propose the map about Internet connections is used instead.

  • It is the method most used to have "access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT)" using any device available to a person
  • It has more recent and relevant data, taking into account any Internet connection, not just desktop/laptop computer usage.

Does anyone have any disagreements or better suggestions?

--BurritoBazooka (talk) 22:12, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

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To whom it may concern,

   First: I am not defacing the talk page. Second, I have no account with wikipedia and do not wish to have one. I take issue with the part regarding 'Second Level Digital Divide' under the criticisms section. I understand the idea and affirm the likelihood of its existence. Unfortunately, MOST OF THE CITATIONS AND LINKS PROVIDE NO SUPPORT FOR A GIVEN STATEMENTS CONTENTION. Please at least remove the citations.

With Respect,

    Anonymous  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.17.232.4 (talk) 21:48, 5 October 2015 (UTC) 

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  1. ^ "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013