Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era


Article about how children in different economic classes use technology. Librarians may find this paragraph interesting: The new divide is such a cause of concern for the Federal Communications Commission that it is considering a proposal to spend $200 million to create a digital literacy corps. This group of hundreds, even thousands, of trainers would fan out to schools and libraries to teach productive uses of computers for parents, students and job seekers. Full article


Article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review

Will the FCC’s Digital Literacy Corps become a 21st Century Peace Corps? Maybe.

"Ms. Boyd said the initial push to close the digital divide did not anticipate how computers would be used for entertainment."

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