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ERIC Number: ED550778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 146
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-8627-6
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Gaps in the Digital Divide in Higher Education: Economically Disadvantaged Students and a Lack of Access and Skills
Chappell, Timothy P.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, New Mexico State University
The digital divide between students who have access to and skills with information technology resources and those who do not is growing wider. This dissertation documents a quantitative study on the effect and relationship between age, gender, ethnicity and low economic status on students' access to computers and the Internet, as well as their skill levels with computers and the Internet. The findings indicate that gender, ethnicity, and economic status are not factors in access or skill levels with computers and the Internet. The age of a student does seem to be a factor with older students possessing lower access and skill levels than younger students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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