Digital Divide: Issues Facing Adult Learners

Ramesh Rao

Abstract


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Technology had enabled many adult to pursue their education. However, technology changes in terms of type and accessing had caused “digital divide” (DD) to exist among students of all ages. In this paper, issues which should be incorporated in measuring digital divide for adult learners are discussed. The issues which are discussed in this paper are age, gender and income. Why these issues should be included in evaluating DD are examined.


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