Explore the influences to Taiwan students' information literacy with the urban-rural differences from the perspective of globalization

Chin Hsien Liao, Hsueh Sheng Chang

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Abstract

This article describes the growth of the globalization and the imbalance of resources allocate are the most important reasons lead the "digital divide" between urban and rural. According to the World Knowledge competitiveness Index 2008, Taiwan was ranked sixth of the ICT Infrastructure of Broadband Penetration with other 144 areas, which was inferior to Iceland, Korea, and Netherlands, but superior to Singapore and Japan. This has indicated that Taiwan has sufficient "quantity" and insufficient "quality" of the information literacy has become the important issue. This study is about how globalization causes the differences of Taiwan students' information literacy between urban and rural by using descriptive statistics with varies factors such as region, information environment, and personal background differences to analyze the causes of the "digital divide" further. The analysis can be concluded with two main points. First, Taiwan students' information literacy was influencing with the differences of living areas, urbanization of schools, computer facilitiess at home, Internet facilitiess, grades, and family status in the society. Second, the connotation of the information literacy can be affected by the differences of regions, information environments, and personal backgrounds. Referring to these two main points were the reasons which caused unequal social constriction tendency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3866-3870
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2010 Feb 42010 Feb 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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