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Posts Tagged ‘Digital Divide’

New Project – Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

02.22.2010 · Posted in Digital Literacy, Transliteracy

I am excited to announce the kick-off of a new project, the Libraries and Transliteracies blog!  The blog is a group effort from me, Buffy Hamilton and Tom Ipri.  Due to the amount of interest in transliteracy and the role libraries play, we have created one place to share information and resources.  The blog will contain information, resources and  links to ...

Transliterate Divide – Working Definition

11.23.2009 · Posted in Digital Divide, Transliteracy

Transliterate Divide - The gap between people who have the skills to understand (read) and create (write) a message (information) and interact using a variety of tools across multiple media and platforms and the ability to apply those skills to new situations and formats and those who do not. My interest in transliteracy is tied to ...

Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia

If you're thinking about transliteracy you almost have to be thinking about the digital divide. What does it mean? Is it real? How will we close the gap? This New York Times piece Will the Digital Divide Close by Itself? From the Google's Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age provides a look at and arguments ...

Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy Warns of “Second Class Citizens” in the Digital Age

10.06.2009 · Posted in Digital Divide, Transliteracy

The Knight Foundation has released a new report Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. A good deal of the content either is or could be applies to libraries.  The entire report is 148  pages, you can also download a 2 page summary that includes recommendations like these 2: Increase support for public service media aimed at meeting ...

The UNICEF Bee and the Digital Doorway

06.29.2009 · Posted in Digital Divide, Information Access, Video

This video, The Future of the Library, has been making the rounds on library blogs and after watching it I visit the blog Everywhere is Here.  Lately I've been thinking a lot about the digital divide and the bubble I spend most of my time in so I was much more interested in this video.  ...