Submission Title

The Digital Divide: How Information Technology has become the Currency of Opportunity

Session Number

RS3

Location

Robinson 229

Abstract Number

RS3-e

Abstract

The goal of this presentation is to examine and analyze the communicative factors that are tied to the concept of the Digital Divide. That is, identifying that there is a gap between those who have access to modern information and communications technology, specifically the internet, and those who do not. Using collected data and expert interviews, this presentation will explore how economic status is contributing to this exponentially growing rift between the digital haves and have-nots, focusing specifically on how this rift may affect education quality in the U.S. I will assert that the Digital Divide is inherently connected to wealth and we must first understand this, if anything is going to be done to address the issue.

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The Digital Divide: How Information Technology has become the Currency of Opportunity

Robinson 229

The goal of this presentation is to examine and analyze the communicative factors that are tied to the concept of the Digital Divide. That is, identifying that there is a gap between those who have access to modern information and communications technology, specifically the internet, and those who do not. Using collected data and expert interviews, this presentation will explore how economic status is contributing to this exponentially growing rift between the digital haves and have-nots, focusing specifically on how this rift may affect education quality in the U.S. I will assert that the Digital Divide is inherently connected to wealth and we must first understand this, if anything is going to be done to address the issue.