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The Digital Divide

Explore the impact of the digital divide in society.

The Digital Divide
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

What can we realistically do to address the digital divide?

In this short course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the digital divide, what information poverty means, and debate the ways artificial intelligence could help in closing the gap by providing greater access to opportunities.

What topics will you cover?

  • The difference between access to resources and access to opportunities provided by digital resources
  • Different campaigns/efforts to close the digital divide and limit information poverty

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the relationship between access to resources and information poverty
  • Discuss existing initiatives to mitigate the digital divide

Who is the course for?

This course is useful for anyone wanting to fill the STEM skills gap by also closing the digital divide, providing access to opportunities to help individuals and those who are from socio-economically disadvantaged households to learn how to use the internet, find appropriate information to help climb the social ladder and pursue self-improvement.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Mark Elshaw is a lecturer and researcher at Coventry University. His teaching and research interesting include AI, neural network, AI ethics, biological inspired computing system.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry