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Diemer, Andrew; Park, Aaron – Urban Institute, 2022
The pandemic has heightened awareness of the gaps in education quality between the nation's most vulnerable students and most well-off students. And the reopening decisions school districts made in the 2020-21 school year may have both short- and long-term impacts on the academic achievement of the most vulnerable students. In addition to racial…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, School Closing, Rural Schools
Weiss, Elaine – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Rural poverty rises to higher levels than poverty in urban and suburban areas, and rural communities and their schools face greater isolation, which means that families must travel farther than their urban and suburban counterparts to access available services and learning opportunities. Elaine Weiss describes two rural communities, one in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Poverty, Rural Education, Access to Education
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Aderogba, Adenike; Onojah, Amos; Olumorin, Charles – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2021
The use of different search engines enables university lecturers to accomplish the stated objectives of higher education institutions because they provide access to accurate and reliable information easily. The objectives of this study were to: identify Internet facilities available for teachers; determine whether teachers can access the Internet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Access to Computers, Internet
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Zahir, Mariyam Z.; Miles, Anna; Hand, Linda; Ward, Elizabeth C. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: Access to speech-language therapy services for children with communication difficulties is limited in vulnerable countries within the Majority world, such as Small Island Developing States. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has been identified as a possible solution to provide equitable access to services in…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Ancillary School Services, Developing Nations, Technology Integration
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Alfredsson Ågren, Kristin; Kjellberg, Anette; Hemmingsson, Helena – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2020
Background: The aim of this study was to explore and describe access to the Internet and how it is used among adolescents and young adults with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities in their everyday settings. Method: Data were collected through observations of and interviews with 15 participants with intellectual disabilities, aged 13-25…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Kormos, Erik – Education and Urban Society, 2022
Innovations in educational technology have led to heightened expectations for both K-12 teachers and students. Now, more than ever, teachers are expected to develop 21st century skills, which creates a necessity to understand how urban teachers feel about the role of technology in their teaching practice. In addition, teacher perceptions are…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Amponsah, Kwaku Darko; Aboagye, Godwin Kwame; Narh-Kert, Millicent; Commey-Mintah, Priscilla; Boateng, Fred Kofi – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2022
This Study explored the usage of the internet and its impact on the academic performance of Senior High School (SHS) students in the Cape Coast Metropolis. A questionnaire was used to gather data from 105 second-and third-year students through random sampling and was then analyzed using descriptive statistics and an independent samples t-test. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Chrisman, Matthew S.; Alnaim, Lubna – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Adjustments in teaching resources and school meal programs are urgently needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study examined teaching resources that would have been helpful when schools closed, and how school meal programs should be changed in the 2020-2021 school year. Methods: In October 2020, a 27-item, cross-sectional, online…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Breakfast Programs, Lunch Programs, Health Needs
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Wamuyu, Patrick Kanyi – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2017
Aim/Purpose: Significant urban digital divide exists in Nairobi County where low income households lack digital literacy skills and do not have access to the internet. The study was undertaken as an intervention, designed to close the digital divide among low income households in Nairobi by introducing internet access using the domestication…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Internet, Access to Computers
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Wang, Lian; Liu, Chun – International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2021
Mobile has become the primary mode of Internet access for many people. Existing studies have generally indicated that mobile Internet represents an inferior substitute for traditional PC-based Internet. In particularly, mobile-only users are often found to be the most disadvantaged. This paper explores the usage characteristics of multimodal users…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Disadvantaged, Access to Computers
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Haipinge, Erkkie; Kadhila, Ngepathimo – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses that are open to anyone with Internet access. Pioneered in North America, they were developed for contexts with broader access to technology and wider access to the Internet. As globally networked learning environments (GNLEs), MOOCs foster collaborative communities and learning in ways not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Higher Education
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Scott, Lawrence; Kearney, W. Sean; Druery, Donna; Pingue, Ashland – Education and Urban Society, 2022
The purpose of this study was to identify the strengths and challenges that emerged from the first 3 years of a high school student leadership development program located in an urban setting. This study was developed as an instrumental case study of one student leadership development program serving urban public high schools in South Central…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Community Relationship, Cooperation, Student Leadership
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Suana, Wayan – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2018
This paper aims to analyze the differences between internet facilities, internet usage purposes, internet self-efficacy (ISE), and internet perceptions in learning physics, regarding students' gender and grade. A total of 798 senior high school students were surveyed randomly from 10 schools in the urban area of Lampung Province, Indonesia. The…
Descriptors: Internet, Self Efficacy, Physics, Gender Differences
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McCoy, Randall – Information Systems Education Journal, 2020
Every professor (who teaches online or uses online submissions) has probably heard that story about not having internet access at a crucial time. It is kind of like that story about the "dog eating the homework…", but in rural areas, the dog may be lack of internet connectivity. Broadband commonly refers to high-speed internet access…
Descriptors: Internet, Geographic Regions, Rural Areas, Undergraduate Students
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Andrade-Vargas, Lucy; Iriarte-Solano, Margoth; Rivera-Rogel, Diana; Yunga-Godoy, Deisi – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2021
The growing access to the Internet, devices, and social media has revolutionized communication processes and democratized access to information and content creation. However, several researchers have shown that although access to the Internet is readily available, the virtual world is a mirror of the society in which we live where digital inequity…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Democracy, Access to Information, Social Media
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