International Digital Divide Books

This compilation of books can serve as a supplement to the work of Christian Community Computer Centers across the globe. The books provide important research, practical tools, and teaching about the three core values of TechMission - Jesus, Justice, and Technology - while having a strong focus on the digital divide beyond the USA and Canada.

Technology and Social Inclusion
This book provides an excellent framework for approaching community technology (and is intended for a general audience rather than just a Christian audience). The book emphasizes the focus of technology should be to empower others in ways that meet culturally relevant needs.
Information Technology Parks of the Asia Pacific: Lessons for the Regional Digital Divide
 
This book explores the digital divide from a regional perspective as it addresses issues faced in places like China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hawaii. It also discusses strategies that can help narrow the global digital divide.
Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide

This book examines the evidence of access and use of the Internet in 179 countries. It emphasizes the divides between industrialized and developing countries; rich people and poor people within each nation.

Bridging the Digital Divide

This book thoroughly covers innovation systems for information and communication technologies in Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Southern Africa.

Information Technology Policy and the Digital Divide

This book covers the good and bad sides of the IT revolution in countries like Argentina, Estonia, India, Mexico, South Africa etc.

Using Theology to Teach Technology is a Bible-based computer workbook on the Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word Processing
This unique self-paced instructional tool combines Biblical scriptures, information from the Old and New Testaments and computer processes. The concept links theology and technology. This combination of the two disciplines makes learning computer skills a non-threatening peaceful experience and accelerates the learning process.

 

The Millennium Matrix
This book explores how technology has changed the church and society in the past and explores how the "digital era" is transforming the church now. It explores the church through four eras based on the dominant method of communication including oral, written, broadcast and digital communication.
The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth?

This book explores the digital divide as far back at the early 1990's along racial, economic, ethnic, and education lines.

Breaking the Digital Divide

This book presents the results of an extensive study of the digital divide, the growth of the internet, online education, health informatics, the net and the economy, regulation of the internet and much more.

Bridging the Digital Divide
Although this book's primary focus is on the United States, it has some great insights on the CTC movement. There is an excellent chapter on the Role of CTC's in helping to bridge the divide.

 

The Digital Divide: Standing at the Intersection of Race and Technology

This book discusses how slavery through its promotion of social, economic and educational separation of the races is at the heart of the digital divide.

Gender and Computers

This book presents the results of an extensive study of the digital divide, the growth of the internet, online education, health informatics, the net and the economy, regulation of the internet and much more.

Disconnected: Haves and Have-nots in the Information Age
This book analyzes the different barriers that keep people uninformed or poorly informed. These barriers as covered are: geography, tyranny, illiteracy, psychological blinders, "noise," crime.

 

 

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