Share Paper: The Changing Landscape of the Digital Divide: Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education

  1. Paul Resta, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
  2. Bonnie Sutton, STEM Everywhere, United States
  3. Ray Rose, Texas Distance Learning Association, United States
  4. Robert McLaughlin, EDC - Education Development Center, United States
Tuesday, March 3 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Amazon A

Abstract: The World Summit on the Information Society (UNESCO, 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.” 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 and economic exclusion for many peoples across the globe. Even in developed countries, such as the U.S., many children remain without access to a device or to the Internet and it's knowledge resources at home. The panel will discuss the ...