YALS Summer 2016 – A Library’s Role in Digital Equity

cover of summer issue of YALS with pathway/map and images related to college career readinessIn the summer 2016 issue of YALS, (digital edition available now to members & subscribers via the Members Only section of the YALSA website) Crystle Martin’s article on teens and digital equity explains why the library is such a valuable asset when providing access to digital tools and digital learning. Her article includes references and resources that shouldn’t be missed. The full list of those resources follows:

Research Mentioned
Davison, E., & Cotton, S. (2003). Connection discrepancies: Unmaking further layers of the digital divide. First Monday 8(3).

Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and Education: An introduction to the Philosophy of Education. New York: MacMillan

DiMaggio, P., & Hargittai, E. (2004). From unequal access to differentiated use: A literature review and agenda for research on digital inequality. In K. Neckerman (Ed.) Social inequality (pp. 355-400). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Hargittai, E. (2010). Digital na(t)ives? Variation in Internet skills and uses among members of the ‘Net Generation.’ Sociological Inquiry 80(1), 92-113.

Hargittai, E. (2004). Internet access and use in context. New Media & Society 6(1),137-143.

Hargittai, E., & Walejko, G. (2008). The participation divide: Content creation and sharing in the digital age. Information, Communication & Society 11(2), 239-256.

Ito, M., Gutierrez, K., Livingstone, S., Penuel, W., Rhodes, J., Salen, K., Schor, J., Sefton-Green, J., & Watkins, S. C. (2013). Connected learning: An agenda for research and design. Irvine, CA: Digital Media and Learning Research Hub.

Livingstone, S., & Helsper, E. (2007). Gradations in digital inclusion: Children, young people and the digital divide. New Media & Society 9(4), 671-696.

van Deursen, A., & van Dijk, J. (2010). Internet skills and the digital divide. New Media & Society 13(6), 893-911.

van Dijk, Jan. (2006). Digital divide research, achievements and shortcomings. Poetics 34, 221-235.

van Dijk, J., & Hacker, K. (2003). The digital divide as a complex and dynamic phenomenon. The Information Society 19(4), 315-326.

Warschauer, M. (2003). Dissecting the ‘digital divide’: A case study in Egypt. The Information Society 19(4), 297-304.

Warschauer, M., Knobel, M., & Stone, L. (2004). Technology and equity in schooling: Deconstructing the digital divide. Educational Policy, 18(4), 562-588.

Wellman, B., Haase, A. Q., Witte, J., & Hampton, K. (2001). Does the internet increase, decrease, or supplement social capital? American Behavioral Scientist 45(3), 436-455.

Zillien, N., & Hargittai, E. (2009). Digital distinction: Status-specific types of Internet usage. Social Science Quarterly 90(2), 274–91.

Digital Resources Mentioned
Teens with Smartphones Encounter a New Digital Divide

A Majority of American Teens Report Access to a Computer, Game Console, Smartphone and a Tablet

How Students Uncovered Lingering Hurt from iPad Roll-Out

Opportunity for All?

Toward Equality of Access

Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design

Many Low-Income Students Use Only Their Phone to Get Online: What Are they Missing?

Bridging a Digital Divide that Leaves School Children Behind

San Diego Idea Lab

Idea Box

MakerSpaces: Participatory Learning and Libraries

Seattle Human Services Department Opens Summer Youth Employment Applications

YALSAblog: Youth Employment

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.
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