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ERIC Number: EJ794041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1529-1944
The Use of Technology by Students at an HBCU
Ragon, Bruce M.
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v7 p63-68 2004
As use of the Internet continues to expand, the width of the digital divide between the "haves" and the "have nots" will expand as well. Caught in the forefront of the "have nots" are those living within a region of the south known as the Black Belt. This area contains the greatest levels of poor, uneducated, and Black Americans which according to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce is also one of the least technologically advanced parts of the country (1999). The purpose of this study is to determine the level of competence and comfort-ability of students attending and HBCU in this region regarding the use of technology especially when accessing personal health information. Results of the focus groups indicate that these students had minimal access to technology at home and within primary and secondary education. The use of technology by these students at the college level was minimal and was linked to e-mail use and the Internet primarily. Use of technology for instructional purposes was tied to specific coursework typically assigned within upper level health and physical education courses exclusively. (Contains 1 figure.) [Abstract provided in both English and Spanish.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia