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ERIC Number: EJ893227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Using Mobile Phones to Promote Lifelong Learning among Rural Women in Southern India
Balasubramanian, K.; Thamizoli, P.; Umar, Abdurrahman; Kanwar, Asha
Distance Education, v31 n2 p193-209 Aug 2010
This article is an attempt to study the role of mobile phones in the non-formal and informal context among rural women from resource poor communities. In particular, it focuses on the women's control over the mobile phone as a learning tool through the domestication of technologies. The distance learning, gender dimensions, and use of technologies have been analysed vis-a-vis the concept of social capital. The article demonstrates that the transition from powerlessness to empowerment is possible in non-formal learning settings and low-cost technologies offer means to accelerate this process in the context of social capital. (Contains 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India