Defining the Boundaries of the Digital Divide

By Michel Nguessan.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This paper shows that the "digital divide" is formed by many lines that crisscross one another creating a multitude of ‘divides’, not just one.

Keywords: Digital Divide, Access to computers, Access to the Internet, Information and Comunication Technologies, Information Literacy, Digital information, Information and Citizenship

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.19-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.007MB).

Dr. Michel Nguessan

Dr Michel Nguessan is an Assistant Professor of Library Science at Governors State University. Dr. Nguessan is also Head of the Department of Library and Academic technology. He holds academic credentials from the Ivory Coast, France, the USA and Canada, including a Masters in English Linguistics (Ivory Coast), pre-doctoral studies in Language Science (University of Lyon 2, France), a Masters in Software Engineering (University of Quebec), a Masters in Information Science (University of Michigan), and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. Prof. Nguessan worked as instructor, translator, software engineer/systems analyst and digital librarian in the USA and Canada. His research interests include: computers in libraries and in education; social aspects of computing; digital libraries, institutional repositories; learning objects and online learning; library systems; metadata and information standards; terminology and digital information retrieval and exchange. His faculty web page is available at:


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