digital divide

NJSPL – Validating the Impact of a Community-Engaged Approach on Persistence with Digital Technology Among Older Adults

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.

NJSPL – Insights on Ageism, Health Care, and the Digital Divide

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.

NJSPL – Digital Divide in New Jersey

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.

NJSPL – Digital Inequity: New Jersey State Digital Literacy Initiative

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.

State efforts to close the K-12 digital divide may come up short

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...


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