Digital Divide

Closing Detroit's Digital Divide

On today's episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast,' we talk about how people are dealing with unequal access to high-speed internet in Detroit.<p>On <i>The VICE Guide to Right Now</i>, VICE's new daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're …

Podcasting

Trump FCC Moves Forward Plans to Gut Lifeline Program and Strand Millions on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

WASHINGTON — The FCC voted along party lines on Thursday to move forward plans to eviscerate the Lifeline program, which provides a modest $9.25 …

Liberal View

Digital divide for electronic health records worth investigating, researcher says

Over the past several years, most hospitals have adopted electronic health records — a digital version of a patient’s medical chart that can contain …

Stanford University

Bridging the Digital Divide in the Newsroom

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) launched the first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media to answer …

Journalism

Help Save the Lifeline Program: Call the FCC Today

Can you imagine living without internet access?<p>Trump's FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is moving forward this month with a plan that would destroy the …

Internet

Expanding the conversation in education around 'access' to the Internet

Few would argue with the contention that access to the Internet will be increasingly important to teaching and learning (and to learners and …

Internet of Things

Data Leads To Discovery

We believe that quantitative data and qualitative data are important partners throughout the modern design process. Designers at Automattic work in …

Condé Nast Shutters Print Edition of Teen Vogue to Go Full Digital. Here’s Why That’s a Slap In the Face.

Last night, Twitter was a-buzz (a-Twitter?) with the news that Condé Nast, as a result of myriad cuts across their titles, not to mention a hiring …

Feminism

What Is America's Digital Divide and Who's Still In It?

While America’s once vast digital divide is narrowing, the gap between groups of people who have those who lack access to computers and the internet …

Social Justice

Civic Tech in Chicago — November's Top Events

Hello, November! We’re excited to embrace the crisp fall air and begin to wrap up 2017. Join us at these top events this month to help us prepare for …

Chicago

How College Media Staffs, Advisers Pursue Digital-First Mindset

DALLAS, Texas — College media staffs and advisers shared concepts and tools relating to the present and future of student publications while in …

Journalism

How Do Sci-Fi Authors Imagine the Future of Meetings?

<i>Illustration by Diego Patino</i>When it comes to forecasts, the problem is often a lack of imagination. Which itself isn’t all that original an …

Science Fiction

He’s working to close the digital divide in Kansas City

Rick Deane, cofounder of Connecting for Good, wants to ensure that low-income people and others can tap into the vast potential offered by computers …

Kansas City

The Origin And Evolution Of The Digital Divide

How our nation's tech education and access has or hasn't changed over the last twenty years.<p>In 1997, the population of the United States was 272.6 million, a gallon of gas cost $1.23, and millions of people were significantly disadvantaged by their lack of access to the internet.<p>Fast-forward twenty …

Education

From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Three Myths about Education Technology and Equity

« The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index - A Blueprint for Change | Main<p><i>Today's post from Justin Reich and Mimi Ito is cross-posted at</i> …

Education Technology

Three Myths About Education Technology and the Points of Light Beyond

Three powerful myths persist in our narratives around education technology.<p>The first is that technology has the capacity to disrupt systems. For all …

Education Technology

How One Woman Is Trying to Help Close the Digital Divide in America

<i>Ladies First</i> <i>highlights women and girls who are making the world better for the rest of us.</i><p>Public education in America has many fundamental inequalities, many of which were highlighted when Betsy DeVos became the US Secretary of Education in February. <i>Without a Net: The Digital Divide In America</i> is a …

Education

Technology Overuse May Be the New Digital Divide

A new survey of technology use at home shows the gap in computer access between rich and poor students is rapidly closing. The gap in access to …

Education

NBN examining CVC options, but must give RSPs two years' notice

NBN has been examining a number of options on changing its pricing structure, but consumers may be on hold for a two-year window.<p>Australia's National …

Broadband

Are you reaping the full benefits of the technology revolution?

About 17 years ago, I began preparations for applying to colleges in America. One of the prerequisites to qualify for an undergraduate program was …

World Economy

Turnbull's government must accept responsibility for delivering an equitable NBN for all Australians

On Monday night Four Corners asked Australia to consider “What’s wrong with the NBN?”.<p>Prior to the episode airing, a lot of the debate focused on the …

Internet

Long Beach's Digital Divide: Strengthening the Signal

Looking to bolster in-depth local journalism at a time when newsrooms throughout the country are reeling from budget and staffing cuts, four major …

Long Beach

Technology Overuse May Be the New Digital Divide

For years policymakers have fretted about the "digital divide," that poor students are less likely to have computers and high-speed internet at home …

Education

NBN rollout: Streets and suburbs suffer digital divide as speed depends on lottery

The troubled rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is creating a digital divide in communities across Australia.<p>NBN chief Bill Morrow has …

Australian News

NBN trials cheaper technology to reduce digital divide in communities

The National Broadband Network Company (NBN) is trialling cheaper and less intrusive technology to take fibre to the driveway of homes, in a bid to …

Australian News

11 Takeaways from a Chinese Tech Forum | #UBBF2017

<i>Huawei (pronounced “Wah-way”) is the world’s largest telecommunications company. A member of the Fortune Global 100, it is also the world’s</i> …

Innovation

Google Champions Teacher Tech Training with New Program

By Wendy McMahonThe partnership between Google, Digital Promise and EdTechTeam seeks to solve the digital divide around professional development.

Education

Pittsburgh workforce org to get 100 IT scholarships from Google

Nonprofits seeking to make Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods better will now have a shot at a $50,000 grant from <b>Google</b> to further their projects.<b>Google.org</b> …

Nonprofits

San Francisco moving closer to building a city-owned Internet network

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>San Francisco appears to be closer than ever to building a citywide municipal Internet network — an ambitious project that’s …

San Francisco

Sponsor Content - Comcast - The Atlantic

When Delis Seranno-Estrada moved to Philadelphia from Puerto Rico almost a decade ago, she spent a lot of time in the local library – but not by choice. Without internet service at home, it was one of the few places where she could search for free for a better job online or look up information on …

Education