The study reported here sought to determine the perception of North Carolina County Cooperative Extension directors in regard to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service's role in bridging the digital divide. It was perceived by respondents that variables such as income, education, gender, disability status, race/ethnicity, age, and geographic location (rural versus urban) are major factors in the digital divide. Recommendations are made regarding North Carolina Cooperative Extension forming partnerships in order to narrow the digital divide in its regions, in addition to developing educational programming efforts in this area for all clientele served.
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Alston, A. J., Hilton, L., English, C. W., Elbert, C., & Wakefield, D. (2011). An Analysis of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service's Role in Bridging the Digital Divide. The Journal of Extension, 49(6), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss6/17