Identifying the Digital Divide on Campus


Yesterday our Cool Toys Conversations group had our first real meeting under the new format, where we discuss topics in a focused way rather than skimming lots of different tools. The topic for yesterday was “Identifying the Digital Divide on Campus.” The questions posted in advance were these.

* Who are students / faculty / staff who encounter barriers to tech resources, skills, or access?
* Where are those barriers coming from?
* Are there things on campus or as part of campus life that are creating those barriers?
* What are the costs to the person and to the rest of campus?

We had a nice group of about a dozen folk who were mostly very active and engaged with the topic, and started with this rough draft of mindmap in MindMeister:

Identifying the Digital Divide on Campus

We ended up here:

Identifying the Digital Divide on Campus

You can browse the whole thing interactively online over at MindMeister.

MindMeister: PF Anderson: The Digital Divide on Campus:
http://www.mindmeister.com/57142597/the-digital-divide-on-campus

Next month we’ll brainstorm solutions to the campus digital divide! Hope you can join us.

UPCOMING TOPICS:

August 31, 2010: Equalizing Tech Skills for New Students
September 28, 2010: Serious Games & Gaming for Learning
October 26, 2010: Online Tools & Toys for Distance Learning
November 23, 2010: Hacking Google Maps & Fun Things to Do with Geotagging
December 21, 2010: Mobile Computing & Simple Augmented Reality
January 25, 2011: Horizon Report 2011
February 22, 2011: Collaboration Tools & Adoption of New Tech for Remote Projects
March 29, 2011: Crowdsourcing in Research, Learning, & Problem-Solving
April 26, 2011: Data Visualization, Data Sonification, Visual Data Analysis
May: Annual Overview during Enriching Scholarship
May 24, 2011: Themes and Topics for the Coming Year / or Gadgets?

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