Age, gender, ethnicity and the digital divide:
University students’ use of web based instruction
This paper focuses on the effects of social-structural factors (age, ethnicity and gender) on university students’ use of web based instruction - WBI. The study uses data from registration questionnaires of students at the Open University of Israel. During the period between 1995 and 2002 there has been a continuous increase in the proportion of students who use the Internet and e-mail for study purposes.