Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Lanshear and Knobel
Maybe I missed this in the reading, but I really had a bit of an issue with one section of this reading. I feel they missed the boat in not recognizing issues of access inherent in technology. In other words how can technology be this great socioeconomic leveling force if not everyone in our society has equal access to the resource? One need not go far to see this point driven home. The resources available in school and at home to students in the Rochester City School District are very different than those who attend Brighton, Fairport, or Pittsford. I agree that technology and the literacy needed to understand is is a powerful tool in our society, but it can just as well reinforce socioeconomic divides in our society. Thoughts?