Digital divide

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India / Post-millennial generation closing Digital Divide

India’s ‘post-millennial’ generation seems set to overtake the preceding ‘millennial’ generation or ‘Gen Y’, taking communication over social networks like Facebook and Twitter and instant messaging modes like Whatsapp to newer extremes, according to the findings of the TCS survey 2012-13, which was released today. The findings of India’s largest survey of nearly 17,500 high … Continue reading

Kenya: Who Is Digital Divide Data (DDD) ?

Created in 2011, Digital Divide Data (DDD) Kenya is based on the belief that the world’s poorest citizens can produce their own solutions to poverty with access to the knowledge, skills and opportunities that power economic growth. A pioneer of Impact Sourcing, DDD Kenya creates digital employment for talented, economically challenged youth by delivering high-quality … Continue reading

The Digital Divide / The largest-ever field experiment on the effects of home computers on academic achievement finds no effects

Computers are an important part of modern education, yet many schoolchildren lack access to a computer at home » write Robert W. Fairlie and Jonathan Robinson in Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Home Computers on Academic Achievement among Schoolchildren (Adapted chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor to follow). In the United States, schools spend more than … Continue reading

UK / Digital Divide / A third of poorest pupils ‘without internet at home’

More than a third of the poorest children do not have the internet at home and a similar number do not have a computer, official figures suggest. A new breakdown of Office of National Statistics (ONS) data also showed that children from the wealthiest homes all had internet and computer access. Campaigners say this ‘digital … Continue reading

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