digital divide

One Economy: Bringing the Net to Those Who Need It

One Economy: Bringing the Net to Those Who Need It

Nonprofit provides Web access, content, and training to low-income communities

By: Brian Satterfield

July 13, 2006

Accomodating for the Digital Divide in Volunteer Training

As I consider the task of volunteer development within my church I recognize considerable differences among adult learning in their access to and abilities in utilizing technology. These differences have been referred to by many as being a “digital divide” (”Digital divide basics fact sheet,” 2004) and encompass a wide variety of technological competencies. The 2000 US census found the following information regarding Internet access and utilization among Americans (”Falling through the net: toward digital inclusion,” 2004):

Links to Additional Digital Divide Statistics

More Organizations and Links with Statistics on the Digital Divide

Online Segregation Model

The following is a model of the effects of online segregation among Christians. You can find the full article here. This model is a work in progress, and it is a part of a Wiki where others can make suggestions to improve on the model.

Assumptions

1. Assessing the Value of Christian Links

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