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Digital Divide/Digital Capital

The digital divide is a term coined to refer to the gap between those who have access to computers, and those who do not. In the mid-1990s, the term sparked political concern, and President Bill Clinton formed incentives for large businesses and corporations to donate computers and other forms of technology to poorer communities and schools. From that point on, computers were increasingly acknowledged as valuable resources within a technologically burgeoning society. The introduction of technology within the last few decades accentuates social inequalities, and the continued disparity in access to computers and technology creates a deeper division between the social classes. Educational researchers who focus on computers and technology view the digital divide as a social problem. Most educational research on computers and technology ...

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