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|Digital Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association.
It has never been more important to have the ability to locate, comprehend, evaluate, and organize information using digital technology than it is in today’s world. By understating and knowing how to utilize this technology, individuals can communicate and work more effectively and more...
A Snapshot Overview of the Digital Divide: e-Inclusion and e-Government in the Zambian Context
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya, Tanya Du Plessis, Chris Rensleigh.
It can arguably be stated that the digital divide, e-Inclusion, and successful e-Government development are inseparable. The concept of e-Inclusion is an a priori phenomenon to understanding the concept of the digital divide. This chapter provides a theoretical background on the linkages of information...
The Digital Information Divide
This chapter explores the gap in information between digital natives and digital immigrants. Advances in computer technology have transformed information, and resulting changes in information behavior clearly mark the digital information divide. These changes in information behavior have affected...
Millennials are Digital Natives?: An Investigation into Digital Propensity and Age
Boaventura DaCosta, Carolyn Kinsell, Angelique Nasah.
The abundance of opinions about Millennials has made it very difficult to separate reality from conjecture, especially with regard to the suppositions made about their propensity towards technology. Labeled as digital natives, Millennials are thought to possess learning traits never before seen as a...
M-Learning and Y Generation: The Reality behind the Myth
Melanie Ciussi, Gill Rosner, Marc Augier, Gabriele Suder.
This chapter explores “Y generation” students’ attitudes to mobile technologies in the context of education, and use of podcasts on their handhelds in particular. The authors’ intention is to investigate how students use mobile devices to support their formal and informal learning practices. One of the...
The Global Digital Divide and Its Impact on E-Governance
As technology has continued to advance, a disparity in the diffusion, adoption, and utilization of technology has become apparent. This chapter explores the digital divide and the scholarly research investigating the factors which have been found to influence it. The major finding from extant research...
A Framework for Digital Competence Assessment
Today, life is more complex and difficult due to uncertainties in society. Liquid life (Bauman, 2006) is frenetic, rapidly changing and highly influenced from information and communication technologies, and forces subjects to adapt to group behavior avoiding exclusion. Human beings are experimenting...
Creating a Personalized Artificial Intelligence Course: WELSA Case Study
Elvira Popescu, Costin Badica.
This paper illustrates the use of WELSA adaptive educational system for the implementation of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) course which is individualized to the learning style of each student. Several of the issues addressed throughout this paper are describing similar approaches existing in...
Conceptualizing a Contextual Measurement for Digital Divide/s: Using an Integrated Narrative
Karine Barzilai-Nahon, Ricardo Gomez, Rucha Ambikar.
Measurements for the digital divide/s have often engaged in simplified, single factor measurements that present partial and static conceptualization and, therefore, measurements of the digital divide/s. The following chapter encourages policy makers to choose appropriate tools and programs to measure...
The Empirics of the Digital Divide: Can Duration Analysis Help?
Wei-Min Hu, James E. Prieger.
Accurate measurement of digital divides is important for policy purposes. Empirical studies of broadband subscription gaps have largely used cross-sectional data, which cannot speak to the timing of technological adoption. Yet, the dynamics of a digital divide are important and deserve study. With the...
Perusing E-Readiness and Digital Divide: From a Critical View
Mohammad Reza Hanafizadeh, Payam Hanafizadeh, Abbas Saghaei.
With the advent and evolution of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in general, the Internet, in particular, throughout the world, new terms such as “information society,” “digital divide,” and “e-readiness” were added to terminologies. Due to the rapid diffusion of the Internet in...
Policy as a Bridge across the Global Digital Divide
Meena Chary, Stephen K. Aikins.
This chapter assesses how public policy can be used to bridge the global digital divide, especially in developing nations. First, the chapter characterizes the Internet technologies encompassed within the digital divide according to dimensions of individual socioeconomic characteristics and service...
Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency
The 21st century has seen an expansion in digital technology and the ways in which it affects everyday life. These technologies have become essential in the growth of social communication and mass media.Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency offers the latest in research on...
Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom
Jeff Whittingham, Stephanie Huffman, Wendy Rickman, Cheryl Wiedmaier.
Emerging technologies and its pervasiveness within our society has changed the definition of literacy in the classroom. It is therefore important for literacy and language art teachers, educators, and librarians to embrace these new technologies for curriculum implementation.Technological Tools for the...