Information technology (IT) such as computers, cellular phones, and the Internet can play a significant role in determining an immigrant's academic and professional success, and those successes can make it easier for people to obtain citizenship. Additionally, as government agencies and community organizations expand their use of IT in outreach, education, and immigrant integration campaigns, access and use of IT will continue to grow in significance. It is therefore crucial to have clear measures of levels of access, rates and patterns of use, and preferred communication media for the naturalization eligible population. Existing research presents two major limitations: 1) lack of data specifically broken out for immigrant subgroups and 2) diverse means of defining disparities. Available analyses point to broad differences in access and use of IT between foreign-born and native-born populations. However, data is rarely collected that reflects differences amongst immigrant populati...more.
Access to and use of information technology (IT) are associated with social and economic benefits such as academic and workplace success as well as with civic engagement (Ono & Zavodny, 2008). Due...more.
Four factors affecting information technology (IT) access that researchers consistently cite are education, English proficiency, income, and technology-affirming social networks (Warf, 2012; Ono &...more.
In the last decade private, nonprofit and public sector organizations have developed ambitious programs to increase information technology (IT) use and close the digital divide. This article descr...more.
Limited research on immigrants’ preferred types of information and communication technology (ICT) has been conducted to date. Initial findings indicate that while mobile technologies may offer promi...more.
This article documents the anecdotal of the effects of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies on the immigrant students. BYOD policies attempt to integrate technology into the learning process by allow...more.
The University of Southern California is engaged in local efforts to bridge the digital divide. The efforts mentioned in this article are spearheaded by local community groups in collaboration with th...more.
A report released by the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals unlawful and abusive practices towards tech workers by labor brokers in Silicon Valley. The lack of adequate supply of tech workers ...more.
Smart Inclusive Cities: How New Apps, Big Data, and Collaborative Technologies Are Transforming Immigrant Integration06.20.2015
Mobile phones that provide Internet access, location services and applications could provide unique solutions to social problems such as disaster response, public health, and public safety for all sec...more.