Looking at the major issues surrounding the digital divide debate from a historical, political, and global perspective, this comprehensive book offers potential model approaches and country-by-country analysis. Unique in scope and structure, it is both a policy guide and reference book, providing solutions and resources that will help build a community of interest and foster the exchange of information and best practices.
Amid all of the talk about the digital divide, there is little to point to in the way of effective solutions. Putting computers in classrooms without adequate teacher training, Internet access and courseware doesn't solve anything. School administrators, communications and information technology experts and policymakers need a broader understanding of the issues surrounding the debate in order to formulate policy and implement viable solutions. This book approaches the problem from an historical, political and global perspective. It presents a comprehensive discussion of the problems and provides workable solutions, potential model approaches, and country-by-country analysis. Unique in scope and structure, this work is both a policy guide and reference book, providing solutions and resources that should help build a community of interest and foster the exchange of information and best practices. Anyone serious about bridging the digital divide should want to read this book and mine its extensive set of references to web sites and other materials and resources.
is the founder and chairman of Cyberlearning, a national education foundation. He is a noted management and education systems innovator and the creator of many terms including “Cyberlearning”, “Management by Systems”, “Total Tennis”, and “Holistic Executive”. Laurence Peters directs the Mid-Atlantic Regional Education in Technology Consortium (MAR*TEC), one of ten federally funded centers that provides states and school districts with technical assistance services. Dr. Peters formerly served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the US Department of Education and as counsel to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Select Education and Civil Rights. He currently teaches at the University of Maryland and is president of Edusolutions123, an education consulting firm.