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Digital Divide

Many Low-Income Students Use Only Their Phone to Get Online. What Are They Missing?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

My research has explored underserved youth's use of technology to discover and participate in content related to their interests. Having access only through their mobile devices means that low-income families and youth do not have the same access to the Internet as those with other Internet connections

Candidates, Lies and the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Timothy Karr

When facing questions about the Internet, Fiorina, who has an extensive, albeit pot-holed history in Silicon Valley, routinely gets her answers wrong. And she's not alone. Across New Hampshire last weekend, candidates were blaming Net Neutrality protections for a hypochondriac's list of ailments.

Uncovering Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Corporations Leverage Multiple Abilities in Their Workforce

Debra Ruh | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Happy New Year. People with disabilities are gaining recognition as a significant and growing market for products and services. This will only strengthen as we turn the corner.

A Giant Leap in 2016? Africa Is Narrowing its Techno-Gap

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.31.2015 | Technology
David Tereshchuk

Though for many of us the year ahead may look pretty dismal, 2016 promises one great breakthrough - a major step toward ending Africa's particular and hobbling form of the great Digital Divide.

The Salad Days Are Over: Google's Transformation from Purveyor of Good to Bottom-Line Brute

Jeremy White | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Jeremy White

Economics is economics, and no matter how well-intentioned, Larry Page and Sergey Brin's brainchild has not only succumbed to the realities of a dog-eat-dog world, in many ways it's become the alpha male.

Why Some People In The U.S. Still Don't Have Internet Access

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.21.2015 | Technology

While the vast majority of Americans now have access to the Internet and mobile devices, regional and economic disparities persist for wired broadband...

The Huge Growth In Tech Has Created Digital Inequality

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology

The trends are clear: In 2017, we're going to be more connected on more devices creating more data than ever in human history. But what does that mean...

What Comcast Doesn't Want You To Know About Data Caps

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Comcast incurs almost no additional cost in terms of how much data you use. Once that "pipe" is built, it's cheap to operate. In essence, Comcast is imposing these arbitrary limits and penalties on customers simply because it can.

Toddlers Are Getting More Screen Time Than Ever (But There's A Silver Lining)

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Cari Nierenberg Published: 11/02/2015 06:51 AM EST on LiveScience Babies and toddlers are spending plenty of time using mobile media devices at t...

Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs: Never Say Never

Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke

The courage and resourcefulness of these girls and women help me put things in perspective. They remind me why I set out on my own entrepreneurial (ad)venture. They humble yet embolden me: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."

As Two Digital Divides Close, A New One Threatens

Robert Pepper | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Robert Pepper

It is important to recognize the global success in advancing the adoption of ICTs, particularly telephones and the Internet, around the world. Private sector telecom investment supported by smart government policies fostered infrastructure development to the extent that now over 90% of the world's population is covered by mobile telephone signals.

Pioneering Use of Technology Transforms Teaching in New York Schools

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

During a trip to the remote 3,000-person village of Kotzebue, Alaska early this month, President Barack Obama chose to highlight the need for access to technology for students.

The Global Search for Education: The New UN Agenda -- What Is the Role of Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.23.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

24 debaters from 11 countries will explore answers to the question in the Education Fast Forward live global debate on September 24. EFF Trustee and Education World Forum Director, Gavin Dykes, will chair the debate.

Internet Access Still Limited For Low-Income, Uneducated Americans

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology

For many of us, a life without Internet might be hard to imagine. Yet, 15 percent of U.S. adults say they never go online, according to a new study fr...

White House Wants To Close Homework Gap

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

The White House launched a new Housing and Urban Development program Wednesday to connect low-income households in dozens of communitie...

NYC’s Chief 'Nerd In City Hall' Wants Internet Access And Equality For All

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

Last September, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Minerva Tantoco as the New York City's first ever Chief Technology Officer. Tantoco, a veteran of the finan...

The Global Search for Education: Families, Schools and Communities

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The goal of the Shaping our Future by Leading Together: Families, Schools and Communities conference in Chicago on June 22 to 24 is to expose its participants to successful community engagement strategies.

Groups Working to Make the World Wide Web Live Up to Its Name

Sarah Pike | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Sarah Pike

Living in an urban American city and enjoying Internet access from all of my devices, and my own personal wireless network at home, it's easy to take for granted how rare that kind of accessibility is on a global scale.

Different Prefixes, Same Meaning: Cyber, Digital, Net, Online, E-, Virtual

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

This week, the Global Cyberspace Conference takes place in The Hague (16-17 April). In March, UNESCO hosted a conference on Connecting the Dots in Digital Space. The NETmundial Initiative had a meeting in Stanford recently.

Cyberpolitics in 3 triangles: How to avoid a digital Bermuda Triangle

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Most data is stored by states and businesses. The question of data tracking and reporting by states and business is a current focus of digital policy discussions.

Collaborating to Connect

Zach Leverenz | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Zach Leverenz

If we are to include all Americans in our digital future, we need bold action and collaborative leadership. We need to understand what works, and what we can learn and apply in more places across the country.

Closing the Digital Divide

Kim Gomez | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Kim Gomez

While we encourage agencies to make information easier to find, we must ensure that our citizens know that any information that they may need is available, where to find it, and perhaps most important, give them the skills they need to undertake the "search and acquire" process.

12 Numbers That Show America's Internet Has An Equality Problem

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology

Here's what is keeping people from web access.

Want to Change the Face of Technology? Look to Our Girls

Techbridge Girls | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Techbridge Girls

I live in Oakland, the most diverse city in America. Unfortunately, the tech workforce here does not reflect this richness of talent. The girls in my community can be part of the solution to expand and diversify the tech workforce.

Out of the Digital Dark

The New York Public Library | Posted 03.15.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

In the 21st century everyone should have a way to connect online and find anything they need. Otherwise, the digital divide will only magnify the effects of a fragmented society and insufficient prosperity.