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E-Learning and E-Litism: The Challenges and Opportunities for E-learning to Reduce the Global Digital/Educational Divide
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, University of Texas Learning Technology Center, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Although there has been significant growth worldwide in access to computers and the Internet, the digital divide continues to be a major form of social, economic and educational exclusion for many peoples across the globe. The World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva 2003) declared "[the] common desire and commitment to build a people-centered, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge." The presentation discusses the global context of the digital divide and the challenges and opportunities for e-learning to help reduce the growing technological and educational disparity between developed and developing countries.

Citation

Resta, P. (2007). E-Learning and E-Litism: The Challenges and Opportunities for E-learning to Reduce the Global Digital/Educational Divide. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 2233). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 21, 2019 from .