Digital Divide

Digital Divide


Define the concept of “digital divide.” How concerned are you about the digital divide and its impact on student learning? Explain the reasons for your answer. Support your discussion (at least a 150-word substantive content post) with 2 relevant references.

Background Information

Anonymous. (2010). The persisting racial digital divide in internet access. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 67, 54-55.

Hsieh, J. J. P. A., Rai, A., Keil, M. (2011). Addressing digital inequality for the socioeconomically disadvantaged through government initiatives: Forms of capital that affect ICT utilization. Information Systems Research, 22(2), 233–253.

Krebeck, A. (2010). Closing the ‘Digital Divide.’ Computers in Libraries, 30(8), 12-15.

Overall, P. (2010). The effect of service learning on LIS students’ understanding of diversity issues related to equity of access. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 51(4), 251-266.

Vigdor, J. L., Ladd, H. F., Martinez, E. (2014). Scaling the digital divide: Home computer technology and student achievement. Economic Inquiry, 52(3), 1103-1119.