Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide

Educational infographic & data visualisation The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup Infographic Description digital divide ed-tech - Infographic Source -

A global digital divide map.  Here, a digital access index is plotted across nations.  The colours and heights of nations illustrating the differences in the digital access value.

A global digital divide map. Here, a digital access index is plotted across nations. The colours and heights of nations illustrating the differences in the digital access value.

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD: THEN WHAT? I found this via a site called Sociological Images, this site collates visuals and subjects them to a brief sociological analysis.  The cartoon contributes to a problematisation of the notion of a deficit inherent in popular global digital divide constructs.

one laptop per child cartoon

The picture comes from the following website  which provides some information on internet access and use indicators from  numerous countries and world regions.  While the data presented does suggest that there isn't a simple binary divide, the image of a split is a strong one - the web page author talks about the divide narrowing.  The focus on this page is between countries difference - (but what about differences within countries?).  There is also little discussion of the social context.

Our Schools, Cut Off From the Web - Educational achievement, a healthy population, political participation and economic opportunity depend in significant ways on how we structure and manage our spreading digital frontier.

Digital Mural challenging the idea of a digital divide, the closing of which will alleviate a variety of human sufferings.

Digital Mural Program: Artist Biographies and Statements

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