technology gap

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technology gap

(1) The difference between people who use computers and mobile devices on a daily basis and those who do not. The technology gap is a serious impediment to students in households that cannot afford a computer or pay for Internet access every month. Also known as the "digital divide" and "app gap." See e-learning and creative destruction.

(2) The difference in technologies used and/or developed in two companies or two countries where one is more advanced than the other.

(3) The difference between current-day products and the technology on the drawing boards.
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In fact, data shows that the most serious contributors to the digital divide today are affordability of ICT services, followed closely by a lack of digital skills and the ability to use these digital technologies.
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Additional chapter topics include technology pedagogy, basic instruction, and social software use, as well as technology troubleshooting which West calls "the largest gap that persists between people who understand technology and those who do not." (4) West also brings to light the need for libraries to undertake better patron feedback and to re-examine library policies which may inhibit technology use as ways to address the digital divide within the library itself.
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The concept of digital divide has received in the last years a great importance in dealing with growth strategy at the national or regional level.
If we are serious about improving the life chances of the most disadvantaged, we have to tackle the digital divide, otherwise the poorest children will be left even further behind."
For me, the real digital divide is one that transcends socio-economic barriers, and one borne of a reluctance to participate in social media.
Most of the teachers agreed on reducing digital divide on campus.
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