digital divide discussion board

Define the concept of “digital divide.” How concerned are you about the digital divide and its impact on student learning? Explain the reasons for your answer. Support your discussion (at least a 150-word substantive content post) with 2 relevant references.

Background Information

Anonymous. (2010). The persisting racial digital divide in internet access. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 67, 54-55.

Hsieh, J. J. P. A., Rai, A., Keil, M. (2011). Addressing digital inequality for the socioeconomically disadvantaged through government initiatives: Forms of capital that affect ICT utilization. Information Systems Research, 22(2), 233–253.

Krebeck, A. (2010). Closing the ‘Digital Divide.’ Computers in Libraries, 30(8), 12-15.

Overall, P. (2010). The effect of service learning on LIS students’ understanding of diversity issues related to equity of access. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 51(4), 251-266.

Vigdor, J. L., Ladd, H. F., Martinez, E. (2014). Scaling the digital divide: Home computer technology and student achievement. Economic Inquiry, 52(3), 1103-1119.

Optional Reading

Writing Resources

As indicated via the expectations for each Case Assignment essay, as well as our Session Long Project – all submissions are to reflect graduate level research and writing skills. The following web-based resources provide excellent guidance toward this end.

APA 6th Edition Citation Style, Citation Style Management (2010). Cornell University Library. Retrieved May 2012 from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tut…

APA formatting and style guide (2009), from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue. Retrieved May 2012 from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ .

APA Overview and Workshop (2009), from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue. Retrieved May 2012 from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/664/01/

Avoiding Plagiarism (2009), from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue. Retrieved May 2012 from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/

Grammar and Mechanics (2009), from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue. Retrieved May 2012 from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

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Also, use resource below to explore additional literature support for your topic: search engine sites such as Google

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/