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Echazarra, Alfonso – OECD Publishing, 2018
In the growing world of digital technology everything is about speed: computer processors have doubled their performance every two years for decades; the future 5G mobile phone generation is predicted to be about 100 times faster than the current 4G and 20 000 times faster than the "ancient" 3G; and, according to the International…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Use, Use Studies, Adolescents
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Gatti, Fabiana M.; Brivio, Eleonora; Galimberti, Carlo – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The generational digital divide can be understood as a response to the physical and psychosocial decline of older people. Recently, there has been interest in reducing the generational digital divide because of societal costs, and several studies state that tablets seem to help the elderly due to usability and functions that easily fulfill the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Training
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Vaughn, Jennie; Harrell, Allen; Dayton, Amy E. – Community Literacy Journal, 2015
This qualitative study looks at how rural women in the American South have obtained access to digital technologies for reading and writing. Using the "life history" approach (Brandt; Hawisher and Selfe), we interviewed five women. We look at the challenges caused by the Digital Divide, at economies of access, including the financial…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Rural Areas, Females, Interviews
Zielezinski, Molly B. – American Educator, 2017
Despite all of the celebratory rhetoric around our nation's declining dropout rates, during a given year, nearly 20 percent of students expected to graduate do not. Furthermore, according to Johns Hopkins University and Civic Enterprises, "unacceptably low levels of minority, low-income, English Language Learners, and special education…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, African American Students
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Banister, Savilla; Fischer, John – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2010
Access to appropriate technological resources in schools has become an issue, commonly labeled the "digital divide." While the debate ensues in regards to an explicit definition for this phenomenon, research overwhelmingly demonstrates that students of marginalized populations remain on the lower end of access to and innovative use of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Access to Information
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Aierbe, Ana; Oregui, Eider; Bartau, Isabel – Digital Education Review, 2019
The study examines the parental perception of the use of video games by their preadolescent children, as well as parental beliefs, mediation practices and difficulties they encounter. In total, 186 parents have participated. The results, gathered in the quantitative and qualitative phase, reveal differences in parental perception according to the…
Descriptors: Video Games, Preadolescents, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Vigo-Arrazola, Begoña; Dieste-Gracia, Belén – Ethnography and Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is twofold: firstly, to highlight how school strategies and priorities relate to family participation practices through social media and, secondly, to further our knowledge of the basic aspects involved. The concept of cultural capital is used to discuss how parental resources affect virtual family participation and how…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Cultural Capital, Computer Simulation, Social Media
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Demchenko, Iryna – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2016
The article deals with the phenomenon of digital divide in the education in Canada. The domestic and foreign scientific and educational publications have been studied and analyzed. It has been found out that traditional means for training pedagogical specialists are gradually losing their relevance due to lack of educational dialogue between a…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Zhang, Meilan; Trussell, Robert P.; Tillman, Daniel A.; An, Song A. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
In recent years, smartphones and tablets have been rapidly adopted by consumers worldwide. Within the United States, a growing number of school districts have incorporated tablets into classroom instruction. As mobile technology becomes further integrated into households and classrooms, parents, teachers, and students might need information for…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Access to Computers
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Moon, Ui Jeong; Hofferth, Sandra – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Increased interest in the correlates of media devices available to children has led to research indicating that access to and use of technology are positively associated with children's academic achievement. However, the digital divide remains; not all children have access to digital technologies, and not all children can…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Immigrants, Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Mok, Ka Ho; Leung, Dennis – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2012
This new century has witnessed the rapid and frequent emergence of many new information and communications technologies (ICTs). On one hand, digitalisation enhances our economic, social and political lives. But on the other hand, it leads to certain negative social impacts. One prevalent problem is digital divide--the gap between different social…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Coping, Foreign Countries, Social Influences
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Kjällander, Susanne – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Assessment in the much-discussed digital divide in Scandinavian technologically advanced schools, is the study object of this article. Interaction is studied to understand assessment; and to see how assessment can be didactically designed to recognise students' learning. With a multimodal, design theoretical perspective on learning teachers' and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design
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Gallo, Laura L. – Professional School Counseling, 2017
To better understand school counselors' experiences related to students' use of social media, the authors conducted a qualitative study, utilizing a phenomenological approach, with eight practicing high school counselors. Three major themes emerged from the study: "the digital cultural divide," "frustration and fear," and…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Social Media, Qualitative Research, Access to Computers
Talley, Gregory Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study investigates the relationship between access, use of technology and student achievement in public middle schools in Maryland. The objective of this study was to determine whether a digital divide (differences in access and utilization of technology based on student characteristics of race, socioeconomic status, and gender) exists among…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Middle School Students, Technology Uses in Education
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Adhikari, Janak; Scogings, Chris; Mathrani, Anuradha; Sofat, Indu – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to seek answers to questions on how equity of information literacy and learning outcomes have evolved with the ongoing advances in technologies in teaching and learning across schools. The authors' report on a five-year long bring your own device (BYOD) journey of one school, which was one of the earliest…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Ownership, Educational Technology
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