The Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide by Mind Map: The Digital Divide

1. Factors creating the divide

1.1. technological

1.1.1. broadband

1.1.2. hardware (see reports and stats)

1.1.3. no internet access

1.1.4. income vs broadband

1.2. economic

1.2.1. price and other factors discussed

1.3. social

1.3.1. the gender gap

1.3.2. age

1.3.3. pre conceived ideas

1.4. geographical

1.4.1. rural areas face widening divide

1.4.2. the global picture

1.4.3. internet geography

1.4.4. broadband map of the UK

1.4.5. world broadband map

1.5. fear of technology

1.5.1. lack of training

1.5.2. lack of opportunity

1.6. lack of motivation

1.6.1. society issues

1.6.2. government innefective

1.6.3. role models (not present)

1.6.4. education and training

1.7. facts and figures

1.8. main factors summarised

2. Impact of the divide

2.1. economic

2.1.1. counting the cost - story

2.1.2. lack of digital skills - story

2.2. social

2.2.1. elderly left behind

2.2.2. poverty trap

2.3. educational

2.3.1. digital exclusion

2.3.2. libraries closing

2.3.3. importance of access

2.3.4. educational disadvantage

2.3.5. award winners

2.4. cultural

2.4.1. impact on language

2.4.2. commercialisation

2.4.3. report on Nigeria (see negatives)

2.4.4. effect on local custom

2.4.5. endangered local tradition

2.5. global problem

3. The extent of the divide

3.1. Statistics, facts and figures

3.1.1. family spending

3.1.2. key stats

3.2. 'divide widening' article

3.3. gender divide in ICT

3.4. gender divide story

4. Measures being taken

4.1. are they working?

4.2. the benefit

4.2.1. why close the gap?

4.3. UK online centers

4.4. social care story

4.5. e-learning foundation (education)

4.5.1. action

4.5.2. olympic legacy

4.6. volunteer schemes

4.7. recruiting from dissadvantaged aeras

4.8. CEPIS - promoting ICT use in europe

4.8.1. enocuraging women in ICT

4.9. women and technology.eu

4.10. computers for pupils programme

4.11. e skills uk

4.12. cloud computing

4.12.1. news

4.13. What else can be done?

5. What is the 'Digital Divide'?

5.1. Some quick facts

5.2. the global issue

5.3. background reading

6. ssdfs

6.1. eefe

7. Social Networking

7.1. advantage

7.1.1. keep in touch with friends...

7.2. disadvantage

7.2.1. too much time spent on the computer!