Access to technology is not enough to eliminate the digital divide, according to a new study from the University of Southern California.
The study, "Computer Usage and Access in Low-Income Urban Communities," which was published in the July 2013 issue of Computers in Human Behavior, examined the effects of home computer access on low-income households that participated in the Computers for Families program. The program aims to reduce the digital divide by providing low-income families with refurbished desktop computers, software, technical assistance, and basic computer instruction, all of which are donated by companies, agencies, and organizations in the area. In order the qualify for the program, participants were required to attend an eight-hour computer skills boot camp.
Via Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D., Scott Turner