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The Digital Divide (DD): A Reconceptualization for Educators
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, California State University, San Bernardino, United States

AACE Journal Volume 11, Number 1, ISSN 1065-6901 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The author attempts to elaborate upon the popularized notion of the digital divide (DD). Previously, the DD has been defined as a lack of access to information technology for specific groups. This “access DD,” in the opinion of the author, is an incorrect conceptualization for educators. The author then explains why educators must redirect their attention and resources to solve the more nebulous “social DD.”

Citation

Harper, V. (2003). The Digital Divide (DD): A Reconceptualization for Educators. AACE Journal, 11(1), 96-103. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

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