Thanks to everyone who was able to join in on our chat last night – it was really fantastic to be able to discuss “Smartphones have bridged the digital divide.” We thought a little bit more about what the digital divide is, and how libraries can help bridge this gap by providing access to information technology, and helping users become information literate.
Here are the questions we discussed:
Q1. Are smartphones cheap enough to bridge the income divide or adequate as a PC substitute? #anz23mthings
Q2. What do you think the digital divide is? #anz23mthings
Q3. Do you think there is a digital divide in Australia or NZ? If so who is affected and how can libraries help combat this? #anz23mthings
Q4. Does having a smartphone mean that you have bridged the digital (device) divide or is it more than that? #anz23mthings
Q5. Anything else? #anz23mthings
We also discussed MOOCs in passing, which was a fabulous digression. Maybe we might discuss MOOCs a bit more in another discussion or in our next Twitter chat!
Because the archived chat is very long, we have put it on a seperate page.
So what did you think of the chat?