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The Digital Divide and Media Literacy: a Critical Approach


Jandrić, Petar; Boras, Damir
The Digital Divide and Media Literacy: a Critical Approach // E-democracy – Virtual or Real
Dubrovnik: Institute for New Media and E-democracy (InMed), Department of Journalism ; Faculty of Political Sciences, (University of Zagreb), Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, (University of Zagreb), Department of Communication and Tourism (University of Zadar), 2011. str. 15-15 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The Digital Divide and Media Literacy: a Critical Approach

Autori
Jandrić, Petar ; Boras, Damir

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
E-democracy – Virtual or Real / - Dubrovnik : Institute for New Media and E-democracy (InMed), Department of Journalism ; Faculty of Political Sciences, (University of Zagreb), Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, (University of Zagreb), Department of Communication and Tourism (University of Zadar), 2011, 15-15

Skup
Information Technology and Journalism 2011 (ITJ 16)

Mjesto i datum
Dubrovnik, Hrvatska, 30.5.-3.6.2011

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Digital Divide; Media Literacy; Critical Theory

Sažetak
The digital divide is the division between information haves and have-nots. A typical approach to the digital divide consists of interpreting population statistics. Positivist approach provides valuable data that significantly improves our understanding of the problem. In order to reach beyond surface of the problem, however, positivist approach should be replaced by a more holistic view that takes into account various technological, social, historical and other parameters (Castells, 2003 ; Mason i Hacker, 2003: 40). On such basis, van Dijk and Hacker develop a critical approach to the digital divide that identifies four kinds of barriers to access to information and communication tehnologies and the type of access they restrict: 1. Lack of elementary digital experience caused by lack of interest, computer anxiety, and unattractiveness of the new technology (“mental access”). 2. No possession of computers and network connections (“material access”). 3. Lack of digital skills caused by insufficient userfriendliness and inadequate education or social support (“skills access”). 4. Lack of significant usage opportunities (“usage access”) (van Dijk & Hacker, 2003: 315-316). In this presentation we shall analyze each kind of barriers in the context of media literacy. On such basis we shall develop recommendations that could tighten the gap between information haves and have-nots, and develop media literacy on both sides of the digital divide.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Politologija, Informacijske i komunikacijske znanosti, Sociologija



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Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb,
Tehničko veleučilište u Zagrebu

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Petar Jandrić, (330844)
Damir Boras, (4513)