Monday, July 9, 2012

The Digital Divide: Agree or disagree?

I found this video quite thought provoking, although I'm not sure I agree with all of the major points made (especially the broad brush 'false' statements, as I think much of what was being stated is way more sophisticated than indicated here). However, well worth watching, and reading alongside the blog post The Digital Divide: Issues And Possible Solutions. Would be good to hear what you think - do you agree or disagree with the major statements made here? Are you facing issues, and what solutions do you have to address them?

The description on the site reads: "Using a compilation of outside video and photos along with original text this video addresses the social problem known as the Digital Divide. After introducing the topic, we attempt to clear up any misconceptions about the issue. We then go on to label the three pressing aspects that must be overcome in order to bridge the technology gap: access, ability, and empowerment. We illustrate how different groups are working towards a solution and encourage individual involvement."

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