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PJ, Lenz, Joshua, Kevin
Wealthy people have an advantage over the poor as they can reap the benefits of technology such as:
- Internet service - Instant Messaging programs (MSN, etc)
- E-mail It affects the fairness of the worldWhat are the main problems?
The economic divide, the usability divide and the empowerment divide (Nielsen)
Lots of people in developing countries don’t have access to Internet.
They are usually left behind as others improve in digital technology.
Unicef. One Laptop per Child organization. - Sending digital technology equipments
and technology teachers to poor children in China.
United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development.
Digital Alliance Foundation. - Donate fund for buying digital technology
equipments to the developing countries.“All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free,” - Voltaire
Ensure that the less fortunate people should be equal to us in terms of technology.
Concern about people who have to face digital divide.
Our Specific are for Digital Divide is Shanghai.
“Households with incomes of $75,000 or more are nine times more likely to have a computer at home and 20 times more like to have access to the Internet than those at the lowest income levels” (The Digital Divide)
"The Digital Divide." WTC <http://www.geocities.com/tcanada1301/divide.html>.
- An organization that is trying to raise awareness of digital divide.
- The founder of this organization is Martha Branigan-Sutton
"Digital Alliance is more about people and education than wires and softwares,“
- Martha Branigan-Sutton
Provide digital education for the poor to improve lives
Reduce suffering & create a foundation for learning
Facilitate access to ICT's (information and communication technology)
To raise awareness and foster partnerships
We like that they focus stopping digital divide on the poorest countries first.
“Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference,” - Voltaire
We plan to contact DAF and send them our project and ask if we can help them with Digital Divide in Shanghai and maybe even in China.
Youtube videos on Digital Divide
Before Our Interactive Activity
Put yourselves in groups of 2-3 people. We will display 3 questions for you to
discuss. Paper & pencils will be provided for you to
write down your thoughts. You have 5 minutes to discuss and write
down your answer. At the end of each question, we will discuss
your responses. Paper & pencils will be collected at the end
of the activity.
Which 3 countries do you think are suffering from digital divide? And why?
What do you think is the relationship between digital divide and education?
What do you think we can do to slow down digital divide?
- We are trying to close the Digital Divide in Shanghai.
- Raising money to buy technology for the Li Ming School
Have bake sale at school (raise money)
Donate digital technology equipments to Li Ming Migrant School:
- radios - small TVs - laptops Teach the children how to use those
To raise the awareness of digital divide
To enhance their education level Provide better job opportunities in the
future for the children Try our best to close digital divide in
China Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~Dr. Seuss
The Digital Divide has affected the world in a number of ways. These include:
- the equality of technology of the world
- education level - poverty reduction - job opportunities
Raise money by bake sale (twice a week):
- for buying digital technology equipments
Donate those digital technology equipments to Li Ming School
Continue short-term plan in other poor colleges or schools
We hope to help close up digital divide in China.
To contact Digital Alliance Foundation (DAF) and send them our project and ask if we can help them with Digital Divide in Shanghai and maybe even in China.
Our Wiki shows:- Our action plan.- What have been done to the digital
divide.- Case study
Digital Alliance Foundation - http://www.ictefa.org/ United Nations Information And Communication
technology Task Force - http://www.unicttaskforce.org/
Want to get involved with digital divide?
“Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it,” - Confucius
① One Laptop Per Child② Web Standards Project③ Beaumont Foundation of America④ Washington State University’s
Centre to Bridge the Digital Divide⑤ Unicef
Other organizations trying to close the Digital Divide
Because it affects the equality of the world,
Poverty reduction,Education level & Job OpportunitiesMake more people have an
opportunity to use computer and surf the internet
The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
People will have less knowledge if they don’t have access to internet.
Cannot communicate conveniently and easily.
Unequal opportunities and speed in accessing information.
Why stop the digital divide
later if we can stop it
now?“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourselves” – Andy Warhol