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The Great Digital Divide

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Global digital divide. A digital divide is an economic inequality between groups, broadly construed, in terms of access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT).[1][2] The divide within countries, such as the digital divide in the United States) may refer to inequalities between individuals, households, businesses, and geographic areas at different socioeconomic and other demographic levels, while the divide between countries is referred to as the global digital divide,[3][4][5] which designates nations as the units of analysis and examines the gap between developing and developed countries on an international scale.[2] Definition and usage[edit] The term Digital divide is used to describe a gap between those who have ready access to information and communication technology and the skills to make use of those technology and those who do not have the access or skills to use those same technologies within a geographic area, society or community.

Global digital divide

Means of connectivity[edit] What is the "digital divide?" Canada can't afford a digital divide. It is time to update Herbert Hoover’s 1928 promise of prosperity: We need a connected computer for every home.

Canada can't afford a digital divide

There are a number of colleagues joining me in a call for universal access to computers starting with ensuring that all households with school aged children have access to a computer with internet connectivity. Too often, government programs that target broadband have looked at the supply side of the equation, creating subsidies to carriers in rural markets to help offset the cost of building broadband in low density markets. These programs look at leveling the price of broadband services, without a view to its relative affordability. As a result, there hasn’t been sufficient focus on driving demand by increasing adoption of computers and improving digital skills. Thanks to government initiatives and private sector leadership, Canadians now have access to a broadband service in even the most remote parts of the country.

OWD: How Can You Overcome Digital Divide? Digital divide. A digital divide is an economic inequality between groups, broadly construed, in terms of access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT).[1][2] The divide within countries, such as the digital divide in the United States) may refer to inequalities between individuals, households, businesses, and geographic areas at different socioeconomic and other demographic levels, while the divide between countries is referred to as the global digital divide,[3][4][5] which designates nations as the units of analysis and examines the gap between developing and developed countries on an international scale.[2] Definition and usage[edit]

Digital divide

Digital Opportunity Index. The ICT Development Index (IDI) is an index published by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union based on internationally agreed information and communication technologies (ICT) indicators.

Digital Opportunity Index

This makes it a valuable tool for benchmarking the most important indicators for measuring the information society. OLPCFoundation's Channel. Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education. Hole-in-the-Wall. Sugata Mitra. OLPC Mission, Part 2: The XO Laptop, design for learning. One Laptop per Child. One Laptop Per Child. Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, two years on. The founding story — 100CAMERAS. 100cameras was co-founded by four women in 2008 on the premise that a child sees the world differently than adults.They believed a child could take a camera into their own community and capture stories of the world around them in ways an older or outside photographer could not.

the founding story — 100CAMERAS.

100CAMERAS. Main Page — Kiwix. Digital Divide Data. DDD powers the data services needs of businesses and institutions world-wide.

Digital Divide Data

We deliver digital services that ensure the integrity of your data, help you analyze it, unlock and extend the value of your databases, documents, publications and archives--and make them accessible and searchable online, even on mobile devices. Focus on your core business while DDD manages and maintains the data that fuels it. With DDD’s unique Impact Sourcing model, our staff is incredibly dedicated to meeting your requirements. Information for the World from Outer Space. Digital Divide Data. Zero Dollar Laptop. A programme of public debates, exhibitions and workshops about art, technology and environment "Only when people are able to use computers to produce their own data does information communication technology become genuinely empowering.

Zero Dollar Laptop

" - James Wallbank Furtherfield is committed to delivering on promise of the Zero Dollar Laptop manifesto with a series of workshop programmes with different community groupw. The Zero Dollar Laptop, is a recycled laptop running Free Open Source Software (FOSS) that is fast and effective- now and long into the future; repurposing otherwise redundant technology, gathering dust in bedrooms and offices across the country. Pilot workshops with the clients of St. Mungo’s Charity for Homeless People ran for twelve weeks in 2010, where participants learned about using their laptop from core of installing their own operating system to customising their own machines, writing articles and creating images to share and publish via social media. Rugged, Low Cost Laptops for Kids, Education and Classrooms Worldwide — Intel-powered classmate PC!

Thinstation - a light, full-featured Linux thin client OS. Thinstation is a basic and small, yet very powerful, Open Source thin client operating system supporting all major connectivity protocols: Citrix ICA, NoMachine NX, 2X ThinClient, Microsoft Windows terminal services (RDP, via RDesktop), VMWare Horizon View, Cendio ThinLinc, Tarantella, X, telnet, tn5250, VMS terminal and SSH (No special configuration of the application servers is needed to use Thinstation).

Thinstation - a light, full-featured Linux thin client OS

Thinstation is mainly intended for schoolroom, office, company or department use, but can be used at home (eg. for a silent PC in the bedroom that 'runs' XP on your workstation in the back room). While Thinstation is based on Linux, users may actually never see Linux at all. If you decide to connect directly to a Microsoft Windows, Citrix or Unix server, the user will feel that they are running directly on the server. But, you can also have a local Desktop interface (with a local Browser & other tools). Thinstation runs on ordinary PC hardware (32/64 bit i686 class). Zero Dollar Laptop Workshops. New Videos from Za-nič kišta CAAP Maribor has just produced new videos about the Slovenian Zero Dollar Laptop workshops for migrant workers and refugees that took place in Maribor in 2012.

Zero Dollar Laptop Workshops

Available from: Za-nič kišta – trailer. Information and communication technologies for development. Bridging the Digital Divide, Part 1. Every time America’s economy takes a great leap forward, its rural heartland seems to get left behind.

Bridging the Digital Divide, Part 1

After electricity had begun to light up our cities, it took 60 years to reach the mountains of Appalachia and the hills of Texas. The Interstate Highway System of the 1950s bypassed countless small towns, turning many a Main Street into a retail ghost town. Today, as the information superhighway becomes a backbone of the U.S. economy, Sharon Strover works to keep history from repeating itself. The College of Communication professor and director of the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute has been researching the digital divide between rural and urban America — and taking part in a multibillion-dollar effort to bridge it. That digital divide is a moving target, acknowledges Strover.

The gap between city and country might be getting wider. Bridging the Digital Divide, Part 2. On a recent visit to New York City, Craig Watkins went sightseeing down 125th St. in Harlem, a cradle of African-American culture and home to the legendary Apollo Theater. Today, the street is crowded with shops and vendors selling mobile phones. But Watkins found not a single shop selling a desktop or a laptop computer. Updates: Ethiopian Kids Hack Their OLPC Tablets in 5... Ethiopian Kids Hack Their OLPC Tablets in 5 Months, With No Help By Jamie Condliffe Give a thousand Ethiopian kids - who have never seen a printed word let alone played around with expensive consumer technology - a tablet, and what happens? They hack it. Obviously. The amazing One Laptop Per Child scheme has been offering up Motorola Xoom tablets to kids in developing countries for a while.

Bridging the digital divide: Low-income families enjoy cast-off PCs. By Todd R. Weiss December 16, 2010 06:00 AM ET Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has been helping low-income families across the U.S. build and buy affordable homes to help improve their lives and futures. Education - Stanford University: ME 310 Project. The SolutionThe design process for the laptop started with deciding which hardware to use. Then the team began designing a case to enclose the hardware, which would be simple and easy to disassemble. For this, it turned to 3D modeling software with Autodesk Inventor. "We created 3D shapes to represent the hardware we had to design around," explains Aaron Engel-Hall, a Stanford student and team member.

Sugar Labs—learning software for children. Group plans to beam free Internet across the globe from space.

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Home. Inequality kills – the future of online learning in distance education. Open Innovation and Access to Knowledge - Bertelsmann Future Challenges. Open Innovation and Access to Knowledge — Global Economic Symposium. In open innovation projects, innovators from the private sector and academia voluntarily disclose innovation processes and results to other (potential) innovators. They make internal knowledge accessible to the outside world and attract external expertise in exchange. By doing so, they are able to improve their innovativeness. Howard Rheingold on the new digital divide  - cccc's posterous. Help define the future of the Internet in America. Ahumanright.org internet for everyone. Posted: May 29th, 2014 | Author: kosta | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments » It’s been awful quiet over here at A Human Right, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been working hard to fulfill our mission.

Culture and the Digital Divide(s) Sustainable Commons Communication Strategy Debategraph. Objective of the project.