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Season 2006 Episode 0530

Angela Glover Blackwell - NetSquared 2006

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Angela Glover Blackwell - NetSquared 2006
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Conversation with Angela Glover Blackwell with moderator Daniel Ben-Horin at NetSquared Conference 2006.The Digital Divide is often spoken of as an equipment divide - numbers of computers per families and those kind of statistics - but it's much more nuanced than that. One could argue that there's been a tremendous increase in equipment access for the economically disadvantaged in this country over the last 15 years and that at the same time the complexity of successful technology implementation has increased even more quickly. We now seem to have something that is in the ballpark of basic access on a broad scale, and then we have real access on a far more limited and economically privileged scale. The divide between these categories is less stark than the divide between someone one owns a computer and someone who doesn't, but it is no less injurious to educational and economic advancement and to social confidence.Very recently, Policylink was a founding partner of the Louisiana Rebuilds project and staffs the project's Drupal site for Katrina victims. In conversation with Daniel Ben-Horin, President of CompuMentor, Angela will examine the question of what it will take, on an equity and policy level, to create ubiquitous real access, defined as access to, not just shared institutional computers, but to personal, home-based computers and the education and support necessary to fully utilize them.Presented by NetSquared in collaboration with Link TV.Funding of Link TV's video coverage provided by:Surdna FoundationLeland Fikes FoundationCare2.commoreless
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