Communities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital Age
Keywords:Civic Engagement, Democracy, Libraries, Digital Divide, Access, Learning, Information Networks
AbstractAccess to information networks constitutes the essential tool for enabling citizens to participate in the economic, political, and social life of their communities; and, as such, forms the basis of participatory democracy. This paper presents and examines four components of access to telecommunications services: context, connectivity, capability, and content.
Special Section on Learning in Communities