Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 73

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46 Chapter 2 Binary Values and Number Systems schools varies greatly across demographic regions. Furthermore, it is not enough to have the necessary hardware; teachers must have the training to use the technology and the understanding of it can enhance student learning. Programs such as the federally supported E-Rate Program, established in 1996, are responding to these inequalities within schools and libraries by providing financial discounts to needy schools. From a global perspective, the digital divide illustrates an additional challenge that developing nations must face as they make their way into the international community. Without the necessary telecommuni- cation infrastructures to support Internet access, emerging countries are at a serious disadvantage. Only 16 percent of the world’s popula- tion utilizes 90 percent of its Internet host computers—clear evidence of this disparity. Indeed, the entire continent of Africa has fewer Internet connections than New York City. International organizations
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