Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

New Faces of Digital Divide and How to Bridge It

New Faces of Digital Divide and How to Bridge It
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Viktor Freiman (Université de Moncton, Canada), Dragana Martinovic (University of Windsor, Canada) and Xavier Robichaud (Univesité de Moncton, Canada)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 11
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch630


View New Faces of Digital Divide and How to Bridge It on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


The chapter aims to explore, through the lenses of digital divide, what are challenges to alleviating socio-economic and intellectual limitations for prosperity of each individual. Cutting-edge research is reviewed to discuss in what way new technologies and access to them really help to develop citizens who are able to contribute in creative and democratic ways to society. While much effort has been done, in the past decade, to bridge the digital divide, by resolving access issues and usage issues, the recent studies seem to indicate that the gap at all levels, nation-wide, community-wide, special groups-wide still exists and even deepens, especially regarding digital inclusion and meeting needs of at-risk population. More systematic research and innovative practical solutions are needed to address all the aspects of digital divide: physical, financial cognitive, content and political access; also, we have to consider the technological and social resonances of digital technologies in terms of digital literacy and development of critical thinking.

Related Content

Yair Wiseman. © 2021. 11 pages.
Mário Pereira Véstias. © 2021. 15 pages.
Mahfuzulhoq Chowdhury, Martin Maier. © 2021. 15 pages.
Gen'ichi Yasuda. © 2021. 12 pages.
Alba J. Jerónimo, María P. Barrera, Manuel F. Caro, Adán A. Gómez. © 2021. 19 pages.
Gregor Donaj, Mirjam Sepesy Maučec. © 2021. 14 pages.
Udit Singhania, B. K. Tripathy. © 2021. 11 pages.
Body Bottom