From Digital Divide to Digital OpportunityAppu Kuttan and Laurence Peters
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This important book highlights ways the digital divide goes well beyond issues of access. The authors provide insights into interactive media that empower the dispossessed and aid all people to find their voices... — Chris Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor of Learning Technologies, Harvard University I applaud Drs. Kuttan and Peters for their emphasis on comprehensive, strategic approaches. As this book makes abundantly clear, the challenges are simply too great for piecemeal solutions. — Mario Morino, Chairman, Morino Institute The authors should be congratulated. This book represents an important contribution in the search for answers to how all people can benefit from the technological changes now rapidly underway, not just the most fortunate. — Major R. Owens, US Congressman and senior member of the House Education and Workforce Committee Dr. Appu Kuttan and Dr. Laurence Peters present a clear and comprehensive discussion of the complex issues surrounding the digital divide. They also provide well-researched and practical solutions to the technological inequity that has divided and threatens to continue to divide nations and the world into groups of haves and have-nots. The book is in many ways a reality check as Kuttan and Peters skillfully lead the readers through detailed and intricate data that place them face-to-face with the truth about technological inequity in the United States and the world...well-organized and readable...accessible to all readers including those who may be interested in the issues of the digital divide without possessing the technical jargon and expertise that is often required in order to understand most books in specific technical fields like technology. Computers In The Schools In this information age, education and Internet are apt equalizers that empower the disadvantaged. At a time when we need to provide digital opportunities for everyone, this book lays out a game plan that blends wisdom, compassion and practical experience. — Jack Kemp, former HUD secretary and co-founder, Empower America This important book highlights ways the digital divide goes well beyond issues of access. The authors provide insights into interactive media that empower the dispossessed and aid all people to "find their voices. — Chris Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor of Learning Technologies, Harvard University