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By: Ficky1993 (14 month(s) ago) Great presentation, congratulations for this. I've added your item to my favorites, I hope you don't mind. Cheers. Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript Digital Inequality Presentation: Digital Inequality Presentation By : Kim Hefty, Rashell Clarke, Tyler Zunker, and Angie Kruzich Digital Divide vs Digital Inequality: Digital Divide vs Digital Inequality Digital Divide refers to the gap that exists between those who have access to technology and those who do not . Digital Inequality refers to inequalities that exists among various groups in society that affect their technology access and use. These factors are: Equipment Autonomy of Use Skills Social Support Use Pattern Importance of Addressing Digital Inequality: Importance of Addressing Digital Inequality Digital inequality influences social inequality . "Washington is an information enigma. Some of the nation's leading digital-technology companies are headquartered in and around Seattle, yet vast areas of the state are starved of local news. ...In short, Washington is a digital state with a rural information ghetto." (Washington state, Seattle Times) Scenario: : Scenario: We, the Digital Inequality Task Force, have been hired by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy Do r n . He has been given a special allocation of $50M to address digital inequalities in the state of Washington, and he wants us, the Task Force, to consider several options. Ideas for Addressing Digital Inequality: Ideas for Addressing Digital Inequality Install computers in public libraries Expand staffing and resources in public schools Provide computers to individuals in disadvantaged communities Provide high-speed Internet and mobile access to all residents Provide low-cost Internet access to all residents Provide information literacy courses to residents Develop free online educational content to the public Alternative Ideas: Alternative Ideas Provide support and/or create “Internet cafes" Create mobile computer centers #1 Recommendation: #1 Recommendation E xpand staffing and other resources so that public schools can be open to the public after normal school hours, on weekends, and during the summer months. Reasoning: According to Bernard, three factors that are vital to leveling the digital "playing field," involve addressing: Availability of the devices themselves Accessibility of the technology at hand Literacy #2 Recommendation: Install computers in all public libraries in the state and expand the hours when the computers are available. Reasoning : Although this option provides the technology and expands hours so the technology is available to the public , it does not include funding for support staff to provide literacy education to those who need it. #2 Recommendation #3 Recommendation: #3 Recommendation Provide high-speed Internet and mobile access for all state residents . Reasoning: This option provides the technology and accessibility but lacks funding for literacy education. #4 Recommendation: Create mobile computer centers . Reasoning: This option provides the technology but lacks funding for literacy education and technology accessibility . #4 Recommendation #5 Recommendation: Provide information literacy courses to enhance computer skills and enable knowledgeable use of digital technologies. Reasoning : This option only addresses one vital factor for closing the educational gap: digital literacy. #5 Recommendation #6 Recommendation: #6 Recommendation Subsidize Internet Service Providers to provide low-cost Internet to all state residents. Reasoning: This option is ranked 6th because it only addresses one factor for closing the digital gap: technology accessibility. #7 Recommendation: #7 Recommendation Provide individuals in disadvantaged communities with computers . Reasoning: This option is ranked 7th because it only provides the technology . It does address technology accessibility or literacy education. #8 Recommendation: #8 Recommendation Develop free online educational content, giving first priority to content most relevant to lower socio-economic groups before content that is relevant to the rest of the public . Reasoning: This option only addresses literacy education. However, education requires technology availability and accessibility , which the funding does not allow for. #9 Recommendation: #9 Recommendation Provide support and/or create “Internet cafes” in urban and rural areas … open 24/7 at no cost to those who qualify, and minimal cost to general public who can afford. Resoning : This option is ranked last because it only addresses technology accessibility. Conclusion: Conclusion As Cooper stated, “...digital technologies change society very quickly. The ability to participate and prosper in the new economy will be severely restricted if a household is cut off from technology for more than a decade” (Cooper, 2004, pg 13). References: References Bernard, S. (n.d.). Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion. Edutopia . Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/digital-divide-technology-access-inclusion Cooper, M. (2004). Expanding the digital divide and falling behind in broadband . Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union, October. Retrieved from http://www.consumerfed.org/pdfs/digitaldivide.pdf Hargittai, E. (2003). The digital divide and what to do about it. New Economy Handbook , 821-839. Retrieved from http://www.eszter.com/research/pubs/hargittai-digitaldivide.pdf Kang , S. & Pamukcu, A. (2009). Digital inequality: Information poverty in the information age. The Greenlining Report , Retrieved from http ://greenlining.org/resources/pdfs/digitalinequality.pdf Washington state’s rural information ghettos. (n.d.). The Seattle Times . Retrieved July 5, 2012, from http ://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2018445689_guest18pintak.html You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.