Online outsiders within

Cheong, Pauline Hope and Martin, Judith (2010) Online outsiders within. In: Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2010 Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication Vancouver, Canada, 15-18 June 2010. School of Information Technology Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 22-44.

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Heightened attention to technological diffusion and informational inequalities is of
particular societal concern, given the increasing mediation of everyday life whereby
web-based initiatives abound and an increasing amount of information on critical
human services including education and healthcare are online or only available online.
As Cheong and Martin (2009) note, the digital divide is a significant, multi-layered access
challenge for institutions of higher education worldwide as they embark on e or distance
learning programs, including the incorporation of virtual course management systems.
Kreps (2006) also notes that the digital divide is an important health communication
problem as new technologies can help underserved populations retrieve relevant health
information, yet exacerbate disparities by reducing access to those most at risk for poor
health outcomes.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2010
Depositing User: sandra subito
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 15:56
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 15:56

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