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CT: The Digital Divide on Campus by Mind Map: CT: The Digital
Divide on Campus
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CT: The Digital Divide on Campus


New Students

HS w/ low tech

HS w/ low SES

HS w/ restrictive policies/filtering

HS with limited access to available tech


Part time staff

New staff

No computer as part of job, Dining room staff, Clinical staff, Custodial staff

People from other countries, non-English

People with disabilities





People who use assistive technology

Cognitive/learning disabilities

New faculty

Campus offices in culture of low-tech


Nurse educators

Clinical nurses

Medical assistants



From Central Campus

From North Campus

From training venues



Student records

Clinical environments

Access to resources

Centralized resources

Decentralized resources

Finding resources

Finding experts

Software access/versions

Med Campus using Word 2003

Acrobat 8

Can't get Creative Studios

Lack of consistent versions across campus

Training access

Supervisor approval


Lack of time

Travel challenges


Off-campus training

Resources / funding

Easy access to software for practice

Finding a supportive community for skills building

Assistive tech support

Finding people, Vacant positions, Is there backup?, Web Accessibility Working Group Team, Scott Williams

Finding resources, Assistive tech space in UGL, What assistive software is avail in SITES labs?, What resources are available online?

Ability to self-advocate

You have to KNOW what you need

You have to know who to ask

You have to know how to ask


What? Why?


No/limited access to tech before they came


Inadequate time allotted in HS for tech

Restrictive policies at prior location

Culture at prior position/school

People who think they are experts but aren't


New arrivals on Campus



Infrastructure - folks already here


Hidden concerns


Continuing development

Culture of change, Not ubiquitous, Scope?


Slower work

Reduced productivity

Need to duplicate training offerings across campus

Different versions

Different skill levels

Need to support many software versions

Is it a once size fits all world?

Security / privacy

Security breaches

Personal security skills

Ability to manage personal privacy impacts on work environment

Skills to manage student/staff/patient privacy

Campus includes individuals in identity protection programs, how to protect them? Best practices

Intellectual property best practices

Social media

Use pics without permission

When is it necessary to seek permission?

Authority / credibility



Access to tech/information during crisis / emergencies

Ability to connect socially with those using tech in personal & work environments

Campus communications sent by email may not be received


Grade deficits

Takes more time to do assignments

Reputation suffers

Issues with identity; loss of confidence / self esteem

Embarrassment, covert behavior

Intimidated by tech, tech-savvy students

Social costs

"Lack of technology skills effects our ability to learn in our society"

True at any level of learning, from student to faculty


Less time & energy to innovate

Dependent on others to manage grant process

Challenge to remain competitive

Challenge connecting with students who use tech os part of daily lives, Impairs credibility with students, Impairs ability to create engaging, effective accessible educational environments


May not be aware they lack skills

May not receive bulletins in timely fashion


Self identification


Don't have computer

Computer is broken, lack money/time/skill to fix

Camouflage, Functionally illiterate, "need to get my glasses fixed", The font is too small, Excuses, Says computer is broken when it isn't

Resistence to use of tech

Finding out


Define competencies

Ask, How?, What are good ways to ask?

Survey class, Range of skills, "I've never heard of that", "I can do that in my sleep", Outcomes, Show range within group, Who else can help?, ID mentors


Campus / program level, Does Office of new Student Programs prescreen or survey?, Orientations as prescreening?, Are there campus best practices?

Are there best practices for identifying digital divide issues, In interviews?, Patient intake, Recruitment

Class level, Guidelines / restrictions on in-class surveys, How to facilitate help without making student embarrassed or uncomfortable?, Does any of this potentially connect to FERPA or similar?

Are there questions about this we should NOT be asking?