Digital Divide: Access vs. Appropriation
This discussion aims to further examine the role of information technology and the nature of digital divide by analyzing the impact of information technology on low SES population.
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International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.111-120.
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Dr. John P. Anchan is an Associate Professor of Education and the Executive Director of the University of Winnipeg Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Besides teaching assignments at the University of Alberta, Anchan also served as the Executive Director of Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA), a non-profit, charitable, settlement organization. Besides a number of
certificate courses in Information Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Anchan’s credentials include B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., M.Ed. and Ph.D.
With 25 years of teaching experience, Anchan has taught in India, United Arab Emirates and Canada. His areas of research interests and expertise include information technology, technology and education, cross-cultural education, global education, culture studies, history of Canadian education, and contemporary sociological issues in education. Anchan has served on a number of provincial committees relating to issues of immigration, race, and
settlement. He is currently involved in: (a) large-scale Metropolis national study on the health of immigrant children in Canada (b) 3G handheld mobile technologies research projects. His more recent publication (2003)
includes the book, Exploring the Role of the Internet in Global Education (with S. Halli). Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, Ltd.
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