Question: How has the integration of laptops/devices affected the digital divide in rural communities when paired with digital literacy? 

The digital divide is a multifaceted issue, especially in rural communities in northern BC, and a possible solution is to add new technology into the mix.  While access to technology is important to conquer the divide, pairing it with digital literacy and the appropriate apps creates more meaningful and longer-lasting results.  In this paper, I will endeavour to clearly define the access to technology aspect of the digital divide as it presents and affects student learning in rural communities with populations under 1500; the necessity of digital literacy as it pertains to the usage of introduced technology, and a definition of a wired district as a case study of the previous two points.

Topic 1

~different aspects of the digital divide and why I chose to focus on access to technology

~effects of access to technology on student success

Topic 2

~definition and application of digital literacy

Topic 3

~review and critique of Wireless Writers Program (focus on Fort St John, BC)

~how the program fits under the umbrella of constructivism and connectivism


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