|Module / ECTS / Path / Specialisation||Module :Digital Divide : 5 ECTS.|
|Discipline||Management Information Systems|
|Open for visitors||yes (5 ECTS)|
|Working language :||English|
|Volume of contact hours :||27 h|
|Workload to be expected by the student :||108 h|
Track : Attendance
The importance of the World Wide Web and digital technologies is more evident now than ever. And yet there is little attention brought to the existing Digital Divide among different demographics and different regions. The concept of Digital Divide has been evolving and relates to the limited access to the Internet, the level of technological and information-related skills, and available infrastructure and use of online technologies. In the world that is constantly connected it is crucial to understand how to become and how to be digitally empowered and how to bridge the existing gaps. We will approach the Digital Divide issue from three focal points: society, business, and individual. Every topic will be addressed with a practical project, individual or in a team. The students will identify the factors that lead to Digital Divide, will recognize existing and developing methods to reduced the Digital Divide, and will apply the existing solutions to real-life situations.
- Identify the importance of digital intelligence in the modern world
- Define the crucial requirements to digital literacy, development, and integration
- Discuss how make and become digitally empowered
- Discover the solutions to reduce the digital gap on different scales
- Assess the extent to which digital technologies impact people, companies, and economies
What is digital divide? Does technology fix the inequities?
History: digital evolution and digital transition
How the divide manifests globally and what is its impact?
The concerned demographics: age, gender, race and ethnicity, (dis)ability
Digital literacy, education, and self-development
Digital and virtual economy
Creation of digital infrastructure and innovative environment
Becoming and being a digital company
SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Digital government and digital citizenship
Digital divide vs. digital empowerment
Sufficient level of English
Academic articles will be uploaded to the Moodle platform. Please read the articles before the class. Bring printed out copies if needed.
Zhao, S. (2005). The digital self: Through the looking glass of telecopresent others. Symbolic Interaction, 28(3), 387-405.
Bharadwaj, A., El Sawy, O. A., Pavlou, P. A., & Venkatraman, N. (2013). Digital business strategy: toward a next generation of insights. Mis Quarterly,37(2), 471-482.
"The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking" by Mark Bauerlein (2011)
Plotkina, D., & Saurel, H. (2019). Me or just like me? The role of virtual try-on and physical appearance in apparel M-retailing. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 51, 362-377.
Plotkina, D., Munzel, A., & Pallud, J. (2018). Illusions of truth—Experimental insights into human and algorithmic detections of fake online reviews. Journal of Business Research.
Rehm, S. V., & Goel, L. (2017). Using information systems to achieve complementarity in SME innovation networks. Information & Management, 54(4), 438-451.
Rehm, S. V., Goel, L., & Crespi, M. (2015). The metaverse as mediator between technology, trends, and the digital transformation of society and business. Journal For Virtual Worlds Research, 8(2).
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