Expert: Students with computers still may lack "digital opportunities"

07/8/2008 | eSchool News (free registration)

Usually, people construe the digital divide as meaning the gap between those who do and do not have Internet access, but Paul E. Resta, director of the University of Texas at Austin's Learning Technology Center, says it's more a question of access to opportunities that capitalize on digital technologies. The "essential conditions" for digital inclusion, he says, are such things as basic literacy, an ability to access culturally significant data in the student's native language and the means to compose and share digitally created content.

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