Why, when computing is available in a socially situated, convenient environment, at no cost, do people choose not to compute? This paper describes a community–based project that wired four computing centres (hubs) in a lower socio–economic urban area in Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. One of the hubs is situated in a city council high–rise apartment… (More)
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The concept of creating a global village was first visualised in the 1960s and with the advent of the Internet technology, it seemed that the realisation of such a concept was inevitable. Unfortunately, this did not happen. The article starts with a brief description of the global problem of the digital divide and then moves on to explain why the digital… (More)
survey showed the majority of students viewed very positively both the software and constructivist teaching and learning approaches.