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Digital Divide

Information technology has been integrated into many aspects of the society such as health, education and business. This diversity has ushered in a new era of technological advancement which has enhanced the related systems by improving their performances. Ritzhaupt, Liu, Dawson and Barron (2013) view the digital divide as a social change that has brought revolution to the digital generation whereby the people involved conduct most of their activities online. Dr. Ritzhaupt is an associate professor in the University of Florida and a specialist in Educational technology. The young generation and children get entertainment, education and engage in business online. The article critically discusses the application of technology in the modern age and the technological impact on the society.

The authors further argue on factors that hinder the accessibility of technology. Some of the variables provided are demographic factors, regulatory frameworks and unavailability of appropriate infrastructure. The beneficiaries of technological advancement are the students in colleges, consumers involved in digital business and researchers in the health sector and telecommunication.

The contribution of information communication technology in business and education has been discussed broadly. Furthermore, the disparities that emerge in accessibility and use of Internet has been used. The article is similar to the work of Antonio and Tuffley (2015) which focusses on inclusion and exclusion of utilization of technology. They further claim that the variance in the usage of internet has been brought by gender biases, disability, and poverty levels, especially in developing countries. In both articles, the author concludes by outlining the significant changes technology has brought to the society especially in education and business. The surveys carried out by research institutions have been used to support the arguments within the contexts….

 

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