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started with Jeremy Greenfield's (@JDGsaid) article in #DBW: When Growth in Children’s E-Books Hits the Poverty Line
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An E-Book Revolution for Africa? The Wall Street Journal

An E-Book Revolution for Africa? The Wall Street Journal | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Could digital publishing, with its endless titles on rugged devices, boost literacy in developing countries?

 

(...) A vision of "one Kindle per child" for developing countries faces considerable challenges, including the cost of e-readers and making sure that kids actually learn better on the devices than with old-fashioned books. Africa is littered with well-intentioned technology programs that fail because devices don't get used, fall into the wrong hands or just can't find enough power to run.

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Kindles para niños africanos - El Pais

Kindles para niños africanos - El Pais | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Worldreader dona a las escuelas lectores electrónicos cargados con los libros del curso y lecturas recomendadas...
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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online - NY Times

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online - NY Times | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families.

(...) As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.

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Lecture Jeunesse: Colloque sur les inégalités numériques #France

Colloque  @Lecturejeune  "les jeunes et les inégalités numériques" le 7 juin 2012 à Paris 10e. 

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L’enfant programmeur est-il un mythe ? | Parents 3.0

L’enfant programmeur est-il un mythe ? | Parents 3.0 | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Il est beaucoup question actuellement de l’enseignement, ou non, de la programmation informatique aux enfants. Faut-il leur apprendre à considérer autrement les ordinateurs ? Est-il nécessaire de leur apprendre à mettre les mains dans le « cambouis informatique » pour leur ouvrir l’esprit et ne pas en faire de simples « consommateurs » ?

 

Parents 3.0 a demandé son avis à Benjamin G. Thierry, enseignant à l’université Paris-Sorbonne (IUFM de l’Académie de Paris). Il enseigne l’histoire des médias et est co-responsable de la formation au C2i2e (Certificat Informatique et Internet). Il a notamment publié avec Valérie Schafer, Le Minitel. L’enfance numérique de la France, (Paris, Nuvis, 2012, 250 p). Pour lui, « ce n’est pas de savoir programmer qui est essentiel, mais de savoir s’orienter, utiliser et s’autonomiser dans une galaxie d’objets et de services toujours plus nombreux ». Interview.

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When Growth in Children’s E-Books Hits the Poverty Line | Digital Book World

When Growth in Children’s E-Books Hits the Poverty Line | Digital Book World | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

@JDGsaid writes in #DBW: When it comes to digital revenue, children’s book publishers lag behind their peers in other areas of publishing. That may not change any time soon.

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Kids Online Worldwide? The Digital Divide of Children’s Access to Media in Developing and Developed Countries | DW.DE Conference June 2012 #Germany

Kids Online Worldwide? The Digital Divide of Children’s Access to Media in Developing and Developed Countries | DW.DE Conference June 2012 #Germany | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
In Germany, 90% of 12-year-olds own a mobile phone. TV is available in nearly all households in developed countries; Internet is available to 36% of German children aged 6 and up.
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Le Monde : Ces branchés qui débranchent

Ordinateurs, télévisions, smartphones, tablettes... Les écrans sont partout, et se déconnecter est un luxe.

(...) Quand nous nous posons la question, entre profs, de mettre des informations sur Internet, certains craignent l'exclusion de ceux qui n'y ont pas accès. Mais nous avons davantage d'élèves qui ne mangent pas à leur faim que d'élèves qui n'ont pas Internet", raconte une prof de Notre- Dame-Immaculée à Tourcoing.


(...) L'idée de fracture numérique a beaucoup évolué, analyse le psychiatre Serge Tisseron, l'un des consultants de la galaxie d'associations et d'entreprises qui vient animer des conférences de sensibilisation dans les écoles. Il y a une quinzaine d'années, on pensait la fracture en terme social, entre les bien et les mal équipés. Aujourd'hui, elle oppose plutôt ceux qui savent ou non les utiliser." Il s'agace d'ailleurs quand on parle de "journée sans écran" : "Il ne s'agit pas d'opposer le "avec écran" au "sans écran" mais de niveau d'apprentissage."

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Kids reach for a piece of the Pi

Kids reach for a piece of the Pi | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Woah - I wanna be 12 again RT @codingforkids: @Raspberry_Pi Getting kids into code 

 

The Raspberry Pi, which goes on sale today, is expected by some to revolutionise ICT education. Will it work?

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Bookshelf: Bibliomulas

Bookshelf: Bibliomulas | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Pic via @shedworking: How donkeys are used to help reading in rural areas

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Stanford economist narrows China's education gap with research, technology and policy #China

Stanford economist narrows China's education gap with research, technology and policy #China | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Stanford economist Scott Rozelle says 80 percent of urban Chinese students have Internet access, compared with 2 percent of their rural peers, a gap that jeopardizes China's economic future.
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MediaPost Publications Gen Y: The Digital Divide Gets Deeper 04/18/2012

As marketing clichés go, few are as firmly embedded as Gen Y’s technological savvy, or their parents’ doltish inability to master the text message. But new research from McKinsey & Co. reveals that this divide is growing faster than many marketers realize, and that important insights about behavior, such as Gen Y’s greater willingness than those over 35 to pay for online content, are getting lost in conversations about technology...

 

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Lecture et fracture numérique - Jeanne-Claire Fumet sur Cafepedagogique.net via Parents 3.0

Lecture et fracture numérique - Jeanne-Claire Fumet sur Cafepedagogique.net via Parents 3.0 | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

très bon débrief de la journée organisée par Lecture Jeunesse le 6 juin 2012 avec mention de 3 intervenants majeurs : 

- Véronique Drai -Zerbib, Docteur en psychologie cognitive et chercheur au LUTIN

- Pascal Cotentin, IA et conseiller TICE au Rectorat de Versailles

- Michaël Stora, Spécialiste de psychologie des mondes virtuels, chargé de la cellule de veille psychologique des blogs Skyrock

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Perdre son temps : la nouvelle fracture numérique « InternetActu.net

Perdre son temps : la nouvelle fracture numérique « InternetActu.net | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Xavier de la Porte (@xporte), producteur de l’émission Place de la Toile sur France Culture, réalise chaque semaine une intéressante lecture d’un article de l’actualité dans le cadre de son émission.

 

La lecture de la semaine est un article paru mardi dans le New York Times sous la plume de Matt Richtel (@mrichtel), et il est intitulé “Perdre son temps : la nouvelle fracture numérique”. Un bon sujet de réflexion pour ceux qui ont l’accès à l’internet comme seule politique numérique. 

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via @cshuler_jgcc: Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America A Common Sense Media Research Study

via @cshuler_jgcc: Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America A Common Sense Media Research Study | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

@cshuler_jgcc tweeted about this study on May 22 during #dustormagic event

 

THE NEW “APP GAP.” In addition to the traditional digital divide, a new “app gap” has developed among young children. Among lower-income children, 27% have a parent with a smartphone, compared to 57% for higher-income children. One in 10 (10%) lower-income children has a video iPod or similar device in the home, compared to one in three (34%) upper-income children. And just 2% of lower-income children have a tablet device such as an iPad at home, compared to 17% of higher-income children.

Thirty-eight percent of lower-income parents say they don’t even know what an app is, compared to just 3% of higher-income parents. Only 14% of lower-income parents have ever downloaded apps for their children to use, compared to 47% of higher-income parents.

This disparity in access has led to a disparity in use: while 55% of children from higher-income families have used a cell phone, iPod, iPad, or similar device for playing games, watching videos, or using apps, just 22% from lower-income families have done so used a computer, the average age at first use was just 3 ½ years old.

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LUDOVIA TV: mLearning: efficace ou perturbateur ?

Conférence eLearning Africa à Cotonou, au Bénin, du 23 au 25 mai.

 

eLearning Africa évalue l'efficacité de l'apprentissage mobile. Les technologies mobiles, qui jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans le système éducatif africain, promettent de stimuler les débats à la conférence

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EUROPA - Press Releases - Digital Agenda: New strategy for safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers

EUROPA - Press Releases - Digital Agenda: New strategy for safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

European Commission - Press release Digital Agenda: New strategy for safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers Brussels, 2 May 2012 –

 

The Commission has set out a plan to give children the digital skills and tools they need to benefit fully and safely from the digital world. The internet was not designed with children in mind, but today 75% of children use the internet, a third of them on mobiles. The new strategy is to build up the market for interactive, creative and educational content online, in a partnership between the European Commission and Member States, mobile phone operators, handset manufacturers and providers of social networking services.

European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: "I support getting every kid connected. But kids need simple, transparent and consistent internet tools, and the knowledge and skills to use them. Our initiative brings every type of player together so that children get more of the quality content, services and protection they need to enjoy a positive experience online."

Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner said: "The Internet offers children and teenagers new opportunities to be creative and to express themselves freely. As the internet was originally designed for adults and not kids we need to make sure that children are safe online. The new Commission Strategy will help to protect children's rights, including protection against violence. This is a sensible approach that will help adapt the internet to children's needs."

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(France) Débat @RSLNmag Quelle place pour le numérique à l'école ? @NicoPrincen (UMP) @fleurpellerin (PS) P.Meirieu (EELV)

(France) Débat @RSLNmag Quelle place pour le numérique à l'école ? @NicoPrincen (UMP) @fleurpellerin (PS) P.Meirieu (EELV) | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
DEBAT - En pleine campagne présidentielle, les représentants des candidats UMP, PS et EELV ont pris position sur ce que devrait être la place du numérique à l’école. Retour sur une heure d’échanges riches et animés.

 

Pour Philippe Meirieu, l’inégalité d’accès aux savoirs prévaut, et l’ « illétrisme numérique » doit être combattu. Nicolas Princen acquiesce, et partage sa « frustration » à propos de l’écart qui existe entre la réalité et ce qu’offre, en termes d’opportunités, le numérique pour l’éducation : « il reste beaucoup à réinventer », dit-il. « Oui, il faut concevoir le numérique comme un outil pour réussir à réduire ces inégalités », complète Fleur Pellerin.

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Digital Divide | OnlineITDegree.net (Infographic)

A strange phenomenon is happening today in technology: it’s evolving, it’s proliferating, and it’s changing the way people learn. But more than that, it’s creating a knowledge gap that’s affecting a certain demographic of people in the world. While the Internet is responsible for more global economic growth than renewable energy, mining, and agriculture, there are still hundreds of thousands of people who do not have access to a stable Internet connection. So while all those lucky people with broadband access get to take online classes and enjoy the fruits of knowledge transfer on the web, a staggering number of people are left in the dark. As it turns out, the digital chasm between the haves and have-nots is only getting larger. This graphic explores the digital divide: what it means for you, for the world, and for the people who are left behind.

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What happens when you give Kindles to kids in Ghana? By Laura Hazard Owen - Gigaom.com

What happens when you give Kindles to kids in Ghana? By Laura Hazard Owen - Gigaom.com | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

via @DW_GMF: Worldreader gives Kindles to students in sub-Saharan Africa. The nonprofit's new report, funded by USAID, shows that access to e-readers improved primary school students' reading skills significantly.

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Penguin Further Narrows Library Access, Suspending Availability of Audiobook Titles — The Digital Shift

Penguin Further Narrows Library Access, Suspending Availability of Audiobook Titles ow.ly/8ymCo @ShiftTheDigital via @BarbaraAGenco

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The Kindle Index

The Kindle Index | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Some people like to read. Other people do not. Since the age of Confucius, the people in the former camp have been judging those in the latter harshly. More recently, a new form of reading elitism has arisen - judgement against people who haven’t yet switched from paper books to digital ones. Even this author, normally the paragon of open mindedness and wonderfulness, will confess to patronizingly acting surprised when encountering someone who still reads using the “dead tree format."

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To Address the Digital Divide, We Must Go Beyond the Headlines - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

To Address the Digital Divide, We Must Go Beyond the Headlines - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
John Hoffman is immersed in the fight against the digital divide. He argues that a new Pew Internet and American Life Project study provides an incomplete analysis of the issue.
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