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Briging the Digital Divide

This is “Bridging the Digital Divide-Intel World Ahead program.” Particularly interesting about the site are Intel’s case studies, which cover all continents. By clicking on the world map one can easily access each case study, from Peru, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, New Zealand, Portugal and New Orleans. Each case study deals with specific challenges, while for each of these challenges a concrete solution is offered. The overall goal is to bridge the digital divide. Some of the solutions are: increasing accessibility by providing technological recourses and technical expertise, increasing technical capacity, training officials and educators, providing free access to computers or by offering good deals to purchase PCs. The benefits of this recourse are... Show More
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Jonah Shimon
Jonah Shimon (Student)
11 years ago
Digital divide and accessibility are two areas that are being totally overlooked in other cultures. The site is one of the newly growing sites that are fully encouraging multiple communicative programs and assisting in bridging the gap between the haves and have nots. It offers many useful tools for users to download and this create an impressive platform for acquiring advance resources and help the underdevopled communities to benefit from the internet. This step will accelerate in transferring teaching materials quickly, and enable to establish e-leaning in these regions. However, I hope the Intel program would be extended to include more areas in the world especially those that are lacking in information resources.
Imad Ali Babiker
Imad Ali Babiker (Student)
11 years ago
The Website is great and gives good examples representing the accessibility issues in the computer world. One of the remarkable examples is the classmate PC in Nigeria. This example shows how one step towards accessibility can makes a tremendous change in the life of student. This extende education might be a movement in the direction of poverty free world!!! Click on the following line: See how the Classmate PC makes a difference for a school in Nigeria › http://mfile.akamai.com/10430/wmv/cim.download.akamai.com/10430/corp/worldahead/Nigeria_with_subtitles.asx?iid=worldahead+ac_cmpc_nigeria_wmv (WMV 36MB)