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Digital Divide

Created for EDTECH 501 by Kathryn Griffin, Laura Hamill, Michelle Hughes, Sheri Nimmo, and Jacob Rowe.
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Sheri Nimmo

on 25 July 2017

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Transcript of Digital Divide

Solution #3: Wi-Fi on Wheels
Solution #1: Students Help Seniors
1) Install computers in all public libraries in the state and expand the hours when the computers are available.

Digital Divide
Pro:
Increases computer availability to public
Access easily through public transportation

Con:
Requires staff increase to expand hours of operation
WORLD INTERNET USE
Developed
World
Developing
LDCs
82.2
43.4
35.3
9.5
THE CHANGING DIVIDE

2) Expand 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.

Pro:
Allows public to access readily available resources
Access easily by public
Encourages community investment in school success

Con:
Creates potential for school security issues
Pro:
Allows access to all students
Enables teachers to incorporate more technology-supported instruction
Increases autonomy of use

Con:
Requires all students to have devices
Works Cited
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
DIGITAL INEQUALITY
6) Provide individuals in disadvantaged communities with computers.
Pro:
Helps people with limited resources gain access to technology

Con:
How do you determine / justify need?
Funding for computers
Pro:

provides broadband for all
residents
increases digital equality
Con:
increases cost for taxpayers
requires citizens to have computer or device
Pro:
Gives students confidence in their skills
Provides seniors an opportunity to ask questions
Students get community hours for graduation

Con:
Find mentor for program

Physical access to Technology

Proposed solution #3
Information literacy courses
Pros:
-Increased computer skills and technological competency.
- Digital and socioeconomic divide lessened when 21st Century skills are developed.
-Marketing and exposure of previous two solutions
Con
-Dependent on the first two solutions
Solution #2: Tech for Teachers
Pro
Creates highly educated teachers

Lessens the digital divide over time
Con
Lack of funding to properly equip schools
5) Provide high-speed internet and
mobile access for all state residents

FREE
4) Develop free online
educational content


Pro:
free
various platforms
educated citizens
Con:
needs time to execute and develop
numerous competitors

Additional
Solutions
Proposed
Solutions

Required Yearly PD Courses for Educators
CONCLUSION
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