Types of Digital Divides.


Generational:

Jukes and McCain discuss this in their book Windows on the Future: Thinking About Tomorrow Today by Jukes and McCain

Global:

Hole in the Wall Project

MITLaptop.jpg eSchoolNews article: MIT team creating $100 laptops and the official site One Laptop per Child

Youth for Technology Foundation. And don't miss the OLPC wiki


A $10 laptop? India says it wants to build a $10 laptop. Read the article in the Tech & Learning Online blog.


National:

The article Technology Educators Decry New Digital Divide references the following resources:

In his article, One-to-One Mobile Computing, Darryl LaGace, Director of the Lemon Grove School District , wrote, "Focused on the vision to increase student achievement by bridging the digital divide and creating a connected learning community, the District embarked on this journey to infuse technology in the learning environment" (p. 2). For more information about Lemon Grove see Case Studies on the Research(ers) page.

Mind the Gap by the NEA (March 2008) describes what some schools and communities are doing to bridge the digital divide. At the bottom of the article there's a link for One Economy which is a "non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of technology to all people that need it." There's a video on the website that explains their work.

Teachers:

Read the article A Different Divide: Teachers and Other Professionals

THE DIGITAL DISCONNECT: THE WIDENING GAP BETWEEN INTERNETSAVVY STUDENTS AND THEIR SCHOOLS


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