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Dospělí na okraji informační společnosti: specifika překonávání digitální propasti

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Title in English Adults on the Edge of the Information Society: Specifics of Overcoming the Digital Divide


Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia paedagogica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords digital divide; information society; social exclusion; information and communication technologies
Description This text deals with the problem of the digital divide. The phenomenon is analyzed through Van Dijk's model of access to technologies, enhanced by the views of the sociological theory of capital and psychological theories of adaptation and self-efficacy. The theoretical part is followed by a qualitative research pinpointing the main motives and barriers. Also, some key aspects of overcoming this new form of social exclusion are identified.
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