For many years concerns about “digital divides” centred on whether people had access to digital technologies.
Now, those worried about these issues also focus on the degree to which people succeed or struggle when they use technology to try to navigate their environments, solve problems, and make decisions.
A recent Pew Research Center report showed that adoption of technology for adult learning in both personal and job-related activities varies by people’s socio-economic status, their race and ethnicity, and their level of access to home broadband and smartphones. Another report showed that some users are unable to make the internet and mobile devices function adequately for key activities such as looking for jobs. In this report, we use newly released Pew Research Center survey findings to address a related issue: digital readiness. The new analysis explores the attitudes and
This report from John Horrigan uses Pew Research Center survey findings to address a related issue: digital readiness.
His analysis explores the attitudes and behaviours underpinning people’s preparedness and comfort in using digital tools for learning.