Conference

Digital Divide

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  • Gavin E. Monroe (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The “digital divide” is a term for the gap that exists between people who benefit from access to technology and people who do not. When looking at the digital divide, certain demographics fall decisively on one side of the divide versus the other. In schools where the majority of enrollment is minority students, teachers are less likely to have Internet access in their classrooms. The teaching strategies of a teacher in such an environment are different from the strategies of teachers in technology-enhanced classrooms; therefore, the nature of the digital divide is also pedagogical. The goal of this presentation is to better understand the digital divide, address the benefits of technology in education, and formulate strategies for tackling this issue to benefit future students.

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05 Mar 2009
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