Is there a second level divide in students Internet skills? A cross-country analysis of Denmark & India

Susanne Dau, Aparna Purushothaman

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    The concept of digital divide have moved beyond physical disparities in usage and also encompasses issues impending access like human (skills) social, cultural, and psychological barriers that affect the usage of existing available technologies apart from ownership. This paper focuses on the insufficient level of skills which students have in making the best use of available Internet technology. Varying online skills of the students in higher education from two countrywide scenarios - Denmark and India are discussed. The paper emphasizes on the reflective and conceptual issues which the students face to take information from the Internet that brings a second level of divide. Through a cross-national comparison the paper hopes to contribute to the literature to learn from each other´s experiences and giving insights to researchers on digital divide. The digital divide in Internet skills is illuminated from different perspectives in the context of two countries which has contrasting socio-economic environment, ICT development and network connectivity. The paper´s brings insights on how different types of literacy skills influence students successful access to relevant online learning and knowledge retrievement.
    Titel1st International D4Learning Conference : Innovations for Digital Inclusion (D4L)
    Antal sider7
    ForlagAalborg Universitetsforlag
    ISBN (Trykt)978-87-7112-402-6
    StatusUdgivet - 2015