The Office of University-Community Partnerships/Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement (OUCP/CHECE) and Advocates for Healthy Living Initiative (AHLI) hosted the Senior Connect Digital Divide Participant Recognition on Wednesday, June 28. Participants and community partners joined in honoring their efforts, sharing findings from the pilot phase, and collecting new data and information to shape the program going forward.
A new blog authored by Epiphany Munz, Donita Devance, and Diane Hill surveyed 137 older adults in the greater Newark area, as part of the Senior Connect Digital Divide project, to better understand their current use of the internet and internet-ready devices.
To better understand the digital divide disparity in New Jersey, Tarun and the Digital Equity Initiative team mapped the American Community Survey data from 2020 and observed what, if any, correlations there were between race, education, and employment in regard to access to the internet and digital technology.
The state of New Jersey has passed a first-of-its-kind legislation for the development of a digital literacy program in K-12 schools across the state. The goal is to allow for collaborative development between teachers and school media specialists, as well as consider public feedback after the initial stages.
When discussing the digital divide, studies have shown high monthly subscriptions and the perceived lack of need were two critical barriers to acquiring broadband subscriptions.
Why isn’t the participation rate for the government’s welfare programs at 100%? Research suggests that barriers and costs are not only associated with claiming but also redeeming benefits; these costs, in turn, discourage participation in programs.
In 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that education officials in his state had “closed” the digital divide by ensuring that every public school student had a laptop or tablet and internet access. “Closing the digital divide wasn’t just about meeting the...
The pandemic emphasized the importance of online connectivity, yet there is still a digital divide especially in underserved communities such as in Native American tribal lands.