[Air-l] Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide

Mark Warschauer warschauer at cox.net
Wed Aug 7 02:21:27 PDT 2002

A recent abstract...

Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide
by Mark Warschauer

This paper examines the concept of a digital divide by introducing 
problematic examples of community technology projects and analyzing 
models of technology access. It argues that the concept provides a 
poor framework for either analysis or policy, and suggests an 
alternate concept of technology for social inclusion. It then draws 
on the historical analogy of literacy to further critique the notion 
of a divide and to examine the resources necessary to promote access 
and social inclusion.



Mark Warschauer
Vice Chair, Department of Education
University of California, Irvine

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