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Making a difference - the appropriate use of web technology

Ferguson, John D. and Mohamed, Rehman and Weir, George and Wilson, John and McGregor, Douglas R. and McGregor, Myrtle E. and Sutherland, Eric R.M. (2004) Making a difference - the appropriate use of web technology. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2004. AACE, Virginia, USA, pp. 5364-5369.

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Abstract

Much has been written elsewhere about how, different Information Technology tools, can in principle be used by groups or communities to make their web sites more effective for Continued Professional Development. In practice, complex use is not often the case. In particular, three sites were studied in Scotland, which provided web facilities for the over 60s. The sites, and the communities they served, used only simple Information Technology. Nevertheless, they enabled their communities to participate effectively, on the 'right side', of the European population's 'digital divide'.