The Digital Divide and Its Effect on Student Learning
Smith, Tiesa M.
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The digital divide started when computers became available for personal use. The divide describes the gap between those who have access to technology and those who do not. This paper explores the reasons behind the digital divide and the effect this gap has on student learning as well as the role the librarian plays amid the divide. Peer reviewed literature demonstrates how the reasons behind the divide have changed over time and how librarians can be influences to lessen the gap.