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ERIC Number: EJ1023705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
When Digital Capital is Not Enough: Reconsidering the Digital Lives of Disabled University Students
Seale, Jane
Learning, Media and Technology, v38 n3 p256-269 2013
The relationship that disabled university students have with both their technologies and institutions is poorly understood. This paper seeks to illuminate this relationship using the conceptual lens of digital capital. The results from a study that explored the technology experiences of 31 disabled students studying in one university were analysed with a view to revealing evidence for both cultural and social digital capital. The analysis suggests that disabled students possess significant levels of both cultural and social capital, but that there are times when this capital is compromised or insufficient to enable students to fully benefit from technologies. Possessing digital capital does not appear to guarantee complete inclusion into university life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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