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For a growing cohort of Americans, Internet tools have become a significant conduit of their social life and work life. The surveys of the Pew Internet & American Life Project in 2000 show that more than 52 million Americans went online each day, and there are significant differences in use between men and women, young and old, those of different races and(More)
6 PREFACE This book is about connecting the fascinating and rapidly-evolving body of multidisciplinary work in Internet studies and the network society with the comparatively long-established body of work in the sociology of stratification. In particular, the goal of the book is to connect studies of digital divides (that is, unequal access to-and usage of(More)
Lifelong learning can be enhanced through the establishment of academic and societal community partnerships. Adults face a multitude of challenges and roles that impact their ability to succeed in a teaching and learning environment. The motivation to pursue learning experiences will also vary and needs to be accounted for when working with the individual(More)
ii This work is licensed under a creative commons attribution-noderivs 3.0 unported license. iii DEDICATION This is dedicated to my loving family and all my friends and colleagues who helped me settle down when I was new. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank my supervisor Professor James Witte and my committee members for all their support. Jean(More)
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