#2 The Digital divide and Infographics

I have been fortunate enough to be brought up around digital technologies and have access to these on an everyday basis, unfortunately not everyone in the world has this luxury. The term given is ‘digital divide’, simply meaning the gap or imbalance between those who have and do not have access to information and communications technologies. The digital divide is evident not only in third world countries, but right here in Australia. What is the government doing about it you might ask? Well, it’s my belief that it’s not the government who are making a footprint and bridging the gap, it’s non-profit organisations such as One Laptop per Child (OLPC) founded by Nicholas Negroponte. Read more on this by following the link https://www.laptop.org.au/ .


A new encounter with digital technology this week for me was to design, create and post an Infographic to our discussion board for feedback and to reflect on the differences between how each of my peers constructed their Infographic and how effective they were in portraying the meaning of the ‘digital divide’ through a visual mode. Finding this task to be foreign ground, research lead me to piecing together something quite eye catching. Comparing my Infographic to others and considering peer feedback, I’ve realised there is a few things that could have been changed or done differently to increase the effectiveness of my creation such as more information and photographics of the rawness and reality of the topic. Please check it out below…Image





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