## Objectives- To review the factors that cause and influence the digital divide and discuss it's impact
- To quantify the extent of the digital divide and discuss the measures being taken to narrow the gap
- To discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the digital divide
## Your TaskYou need to research the causes, effects, impact and extent of the "digital divide". Find out what is being done to narrow the gap and how effective these measures are proving. Think about the benefits and drawbacks of narrowing the divide. Here are some ideas:
- Record every source of information in your bibliography
- Make sure you use a wide range of different sources and make sure that you research a good range of local, national and global examples.
- Describe at least three causes of the digital divide.
- Consider the effects of the digital divide (locally, nationally and globally).
- Consider the extent of the divide (locally, nationally and globally).
- Consider measures being taken to narrow the divide (locally, nationally and globally).
## Supporting Activities and ResourcesNews stories
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems/iSChannel/iSChannel2006/Sahay_2006.pdf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11851298 ## Animated Video## Mark Band c
Examiners ReportCandidates who achieved in the higher mark bands gave a detailed description of at least 3 factors contributing to thedigital divide and went on to look at the impact of the divide and the measures taken to bridge the gap. Weaker candidates tend to describe the factors but then fail to identify any measures taken to bridge the gap and therefore could not be awarded higher marks. |