Communities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital Age

  • Lynette Kvasny
  • Nancy Kranich
  • Jorge Reina Schement
Keywords: Civic Engagement, Democracy, Libraries, Digital Divide, Access, Learning, Information Networks

Abstract

Access 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.
Published
2006-08-02
How to Cite
Kvasny, L., Kranich, N., & Schement, J. (2006). Communities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital Age. The Journal of Community Informatics, 2(2). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/341
Section
Special Section on Learning in Communities