IT and the Digital Divide Section
Therese Laferriere, Laval University, Canada ; Paul Resta, University of Texas (Austin), United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
To what extent does IT widen the gap between sexes, economic groups, ethnic groups and between countries? What are effective strategies and necessary conditions to help bridge the gap in access to technology tools, connectivity, and knowledge? What does research say about these issues, particularly in the field of K-12 education. How can teachers and teacher education pay attention to issues of equity when using IT in education?
Laferriere, T. & Resta, P. (2006). IT and the Digital Divide Section. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1981-1986). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).