The Gap of the Digital Divide

Do you know anything about digital divide? The digital divide is a serious issue around the world. It is a gap between people who have access to the internet, and people who doesn't. The gap is still going bigger and bigger everyday. We need to fix this problem really quickly. We want everybody to be equal, we wan't no gap for our life. People with no internet access, means that they do not have computer. The internet should be changed, the broadband should be changed, and the world should be changed as well.



(P) Put brainstorm here.
What I Know Inspiration document
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(P) Broaden Your Knowledge
  • Think about:
  • Books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Online Articles
  • Websites
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Statistics
  • Charts
  • Data Bases
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Encyclopedia

http://www.edutopia.org/digital-divide-where-we-are-today
This encyclopedia is a good source to show about how big the digital divide gap between people today. This encyclopedia showed me the the meaning of a digital divide, and it showed some other people thought about digital divide.
The digital divide is most commonly defined as the gap between those individuals and communities that have, and do not have, access to the information technologies that are transforming our lives.

Websites

http://mooreslore.corante.com/archives/digital_divide/
This website shows me how the digital divide had started and there is a timeline in this website to show how it went from 2005. There is a lot words and dates.
Americans were wealthy. We could afford PCs and fast networks. Those poor black and brown people were being left behind by the future. There were even proposals that Americans tax themselves so that poor people could get broadband faster.

http://louispenna.wordpress.com/
This is a website that gives me a brief and clear information about digital divide. There are many section in this website that I can see about digital divide.
The digital divide refers the clear disparity that exists between those that have access to and fluency in new media and those that do not. These two divergent groups can be broken down categorically for easy consideration.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57413956-93/pew-smartphones-narrow-digital-divide/
This website made me change my mind. I didn't know smartphone narrow digital divide. Not at all. But, when I read it, it changed my mind.
Mobile devices are spurring more people to get online and spend more time online. "These mobile users go online not just to find information but to share what they find and even create new content much more than they did before," according to the report.

http://news.cnet.com/South-Koreans-face-digital-divide/2100-1025_3-5305190.html
This website showed me how truly big gap of digital divide in South Korea. It showed 68% of South Koreans is surfing the Internet.
More than 68 percent of South Korea's 45 million people aged 6 or older now use the Internet, according to new government figures. But young men in the cities are by far the most likely to be Net-savvy.

http://osmond-riba.org/lis/DigDivide.htm
This website is a 10 year old website that shows me how was the digital divide in 2002. It is a long list of sentences, and it gives me a lot of information to me.
Digital divide is a term used to describe the inequality between technology haves and have nots. Sometimes, this can refer to the gaps between first world and third world countries, other times it's used to refer to differences among various population groups within an industrialized country (such as the United States). For the purposes of this paper, I will focus on the latter aspect, on inequities internal to one society, rather than on broader international disparities.

Images

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This image shows me how big is the gap between people who have access to the Internet and people who don't because left side of a picture looks modern and right side of a picture is very ancient.
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This picture shows me that some of the people is in a digital world. There are only few people in the background and there is a road of the Internet.

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCIB_vXUptY
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This video tells you about the digital divide in United States and the american indian doesn't have a good Internet, only 30% of american indian gets Internet connection, and the connection of Internet is different by race to race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz7dw3pLr-U
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This video have a lot of description about digital divide. There are description about how many people do not have access to the Internet and other brief information about the digital divide.
(P) 2nd Time Around Brainstorm
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(P) Define your topic: write a statement
(thesis) that clearly shows your research.
Digital Divide is a global issue that we need to solve it now in this 21 century. It is a serious problem to everybody in this world.
(P) Form questions:
  • Form - What is it like?
  • Function - How does it work?
  • Causation - Why is it like it is?
  • Change - How is it changing?
  • Connection - How is it connected to?
  • Who, What? Where, When, Why,
  • How, What if? How? So what?
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(P) Make an outline of the areas you are
researching..
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(P) Make a list of key words to locate
resources.
internet, net, web, cyberspace, computer network, electronics, electronic network, interconnection, link, broadband, network, system, communication system, broadcasting, safety net, world wide web, wide area network, local area network
(L) Locate a variety of sources; evaluate 2

Evaluation 1:

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(L) Select resources from your list & build
works cited using Noodletools
Works Cited
“Bridging the Digital Divide Intelligence Report.” Pulsepoint. N.p., Spring 2012. Web. 31 May 2012. <http://info.pulsepoint.com/Bridging-the-Digital-Divide-/>.

Crawford, Susan P. “The New Digital Divide.” The New York Times. N.p., 3 Dec. 2011. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/opinion/sunday/internet-access-and-the-new-divide.html?pagewanted=all>.

Dickard, Norris, and Diana Schneider. “The Digital Divide: Where We Are.” Edutopia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2012. <http://www.edutopia.org/digital-divide-where-we-are-today>.

“Digital Divide.” Moore’s Lore. N.p., 17 Apr. 2005. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://mooreslore.corante.com/archives/digital_divide/>.

“The digital divide.” Wordpress. N.p., 14 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://louispenna.wordpress.com/>.

“Digital Divide Project.” Air-Stream. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2012. <http://www.air-stream.org.au/digital_divide>.

Drucker, Elliott. “Closing the “Digital Divide”.” Wirelessweek. N.p., 1 Aug. 2008. Web. 31 May 2012. <http://www.wirelessweek.com/Articles/2008/08/Closing-the-%E2%80%9CDigital-Divide%E2%80%9D/>.

LaMonica, Martin. “Pew: Smartphones narrow digital divide.” CNET News. N.p., 13 Apr. 2012. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57413956-93/pew-smartphones-narrow-digital-divide/>.

Marquis, Junstin. “Bridging the Digital Divide with Online Education.” OnlineUniversities. N.p., 31 Aug. 2011. Web. 31 May 2012. <http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2011/08/bridging-the-digital-divide-with-online-education/>.

Myung, Seung Eun. “South Koreans face digital divide.” CNET News. N.p., 11 Aug. 2004. Web. 17 May 2012. <http://news.cnet.com/South-Koreans-face-digital-divide/2100-1025_3-5305190.html>.

Riba, Elisabeth. “The Digital Divide.” Osmond-Riba. N.p., Winter 2002. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://osmond-riba.org/lis/DigDivide.htm>.