Access to Global Information - A case of Digital Divide in Bangladesh

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106192
Title:
Access to Global Information - A case of Digital Divide in Bangladesh
Author:
Rahman, Md. Anisur
Citation:
Access to Global Information - A case of Digital Divide in Bangladesh 2007,
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106192
Submitted date:
2008-02-22
Abstract:
ICTs can reduce communication costs and break down geographical borders. In the developed nations government policies are being established which attempt to ensure that all citizens will get the opportunity to access the effective use of ICTs in order to enable them to participate in the educational, social and economic activities and democratic processes. Developed countries are getting much benefit from the advancement of ICTs. There is digital divide between developed and developing countries. The term digital divide has been applied to the gap that exists in most countries between those with ready access to the tools of ICTs, and those without such access or skills. In other words, it is the gap between the haveâ s and the have notâ s. The digital divide around the world is usually measured through statistical indices such as the number of telephone lines, personal computers, websites and Internet users and their ratio to the total population. This paper reviews the papers on issues related to digital divide that are affecting so many citizen in developing countries especially in Bangladesh and the factors that alienate people from enjoying the benefits of ICTs. The author recommends possible strategies that can be implemented in developing countries to reverse the widening gap of digital divide.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Science
Local subject classification:
digital divide; information and communication technologies; internet; Bangladesh

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRahman, Md. Anisuren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-22T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:42:18Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-02-22en_US
dc.identifier.citationAccess to Global Information - A case of Digital Divide in Bangladesh 2007,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106192-
dc.description.abstractICTs can reduce communication costs and break down geographical borders. In the developed nations government policies are being established which attempt to ensure that all citizens will get the opportunity to access the effective use of ICTs in order to enable them to participate in the educational, social and economic activities and democratic processes. Developed countries are getting much benefit from the advancement of ICTs. There is digital divide between developed and developing countries. The term digital divide has been applied to the gap that exists in most countries between those with ready access to the tools of ICTs, and those without such access or skills. In other words, it is the gap between the haveâ s and the have notâ s. The digital divide around the world is usually measured through statistical indices such as the number of telephone lines, personal computers, websites and Internet users and their ratio to the total population. This paper reviews the papers on issues related to digital divide that are affecting so many citizen in developing countries especially in Bangladesh and the factors that alienate people from enjoying the benefits of ICTs. The author recommends possible strategies that can be implemented in developing countries to reverse the widening gap of digital divide.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subject.otherdigital divideen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation and communication technologiesen_US
dc.subject.otherinterneten_US
dc.subject.otherBangladeshen_US
dc.titleAccess to Global Information - A case of Digital Divide in Bangladeshen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.