- Extending the Digital Divide Conversation: Examining the Knowledge Gap Through Media Expectancies 1
This article is focused on the use of media and how it may contribute to the divide. It also provides a good background of information about the digital divide.
- Digital Inequalities and Why They Matter 2
A good overall view of the digital divide, this article discusses information on life course, gender, race, class, and more.
- Bridging the Digital Divide in the Developed World 3
Not everyone has reliable, high quality access to the Internet in the United States. Certain subgroups struggle to gain or maintain access and to make good use of the Internet. Inhabitants of rural areas, non-native English speakers, and low-income households disproportionately lack access. At the same time, the contents and bandwidth demands of the Internet are changing. While a T1 line (1.5 mbps) or a satellite connection was once more than sufficient, new Internet offerings such as streaming video, videoconferencing, and cloud-based services require high bandwidth, low latency, and reliable connectivity.
- Digital Literacy for Everyone 4
Looking for ways to get you and your staff up to speed? If you can figure out Dewey, you can figure out Windows! Gain practical tips, tools, and techniques to help bridge the digital divide at your library and create a culture of learning around technology. Bring your ideas and issues as we discuss common barriers to learning technology and explore three solutions to help staff become more tech savvy. Walk away with a process and a plan to increase learning in your library.
Being digitally confident is about more than just technical skills, but it is also about understanding a broader perspective on hardware, software, and the Internet. This webinar will address core competencies related to learning, collaboration, and awareness of technology.
- Amp Up Your Technology Training 5
More Americans than ever are coming to their libraries to access the Internet and get help connecting with their families, the job market and online services. Many library visitors lack basic computer skills, or need to learn the essential technology skills to apply for and land a job. With continual technology change, libraries are challenged to provide quality, up-to-date curriculum for their communities. (Click on “View Full Archive” to view the presentation)
- One-on-one Basic Computer Skills Tutoring: A Partnership between North Seattle Community College Library and Writing Center.6
- Digital Divide 7. Pew Research Center Internet Science Tech
- Dadun: Young Users and the Digital Divide: Readers, Participants or Creators on Internet? 8
- Diversity 2.0: A Framework for Audience Participation in Assessing Media Systems.9
- Internet and the Elderly: Enhancing Active Ageing (in Spanish) 10
- Rural Public Libraries and Digital Inclusion: Issues and Challenges 11
- Perceived Social Support as a Factor of Rural Women’s Digital Inclusion in Online Social Networks 12
- Why Should Libraries Care About Teens and Technology? 13