More Than Just Access: Fitting Literacy and Content into the Digital Divide Equation


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Type of work: Article (outreach)


Digital Divide


It would be easy to pretend that the literacy issue simply boils down to promoting technological literacy. In other words, does everyone have the skills needed to use computers and other information tools effectively? Yet the specter of illiteracy can be overcome only by cultivating a broad spectrum of skills. When considered individually, many of these skills may not seem directly connected to the divide. Taken as a whole, though, they compose an arsenal we can use to narrow the digital divide.