Thursday, 28 May 2009

Digital Divide - Higher Education in a Web 2.0 World - JISC report - Initial thoughts

I've spent much of today absorbing the new JISC document Higher Education in a Web 2.0 World. It was a worthwhile read as it is very strong on identifying all the issues facing Higher Education in light of the new Web 2.0 world.

I'm not going to do a summary (you can read that for yourself) but I will draw out key points, some of which are new concept for me.

At various point, it talks about the digital divide not being that much of an issue any more. 65% home internet access is promising with 93% of that being broadband. This is likely to get better in the coming years. The sticking point here is that is the people on the wrong end of that statistic are often low down in the ecomonic scale. Good hardware and infrastructure in higher education establishments is good medicine for this however.

Go to go now, but more soon...

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