The ‘Digital Divide’: A Discussion Paper


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Digital Divide | Digital Inclusion


This report is one in a series of ‘Watching Briefs’ initially produced by Becta for the DfES in the first half of 2001. It identifies research findings affecting key policy areas and provides a basis for discussion through identification of the main aspects and characteristics of ‘the divide’, highlighting areas for specific action in both the school and post-school policy arenas. Moreover, it provides a baseline for future work to be undertaken by Becta and represents a ‘key theme’ within our research strategy that overlaps with other areas of interest, such as home–school links and portable devices.