Sunday, April 5, 2009

exam 2

WEEK 8 van Dijk, J. and Hacker, K. (2003) THe digital divide as a complex and dynamic phenomenon. Information Society
How does van Dijk define access?
van Dijk says there are four types of access and barriers to each type:
1. Lack of elementary digital experience caused by lack of interest, computer anxiety, and unattractiveness of the new technology ("mental access")
2. No possession of computers and network connections ("material access")
3. Lack of digital skills caused by insufficient user-friendliness and inadequate education or social support ("skills access")
4. Lack of significant usage opportunities ("usage access")

What are the different types of digital skills?
1. Instrumental skills: the ability to operate hardware and software
2. Informational skills: skills of searching information using digital hardware and software
3. Strategic skills: using information for one's own purpose and position

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