The State of Digital Divides (video & slides)
Lee Rainie presented the latest findings about who has and doesn’t have access to the internet, broadband, and cell phones.
Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile – Senate Testimony
Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, gave testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.
Statement of Aaron Smith – Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile
Statement of Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, on “Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile.”
Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update
Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers.
Technology Adoption by Lower Income Populations
Aaron Smith discusses the Project’s latest research about internet usage, broadband adoption, and the impact of mobile connectivity among lower-income populations.
How Americans go online
A breakdown of how internet users go online, including those with home access and the type of access, is shown in this table.
Who’s Not Online and Why
15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home.
Home Broadband 2013
Seven in ten American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Another one in ten Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone.
The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools
In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, a majority say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing by encouraging personal expression and providing a wider audience for their work.
Technology use by different income groups
Session focused on identifying and using appropriate technologies to conduct research on low-income populations.