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ERIC Number: EJ1420342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
EISSN: EISSN-1943-5932
Don't Make Our Families Choose between Food and Internet: Administrator and Teacher Perceptions on How the Lack of Access to Broadband Connection for Families Has Impacted Student Performance
Alicia Shaw; Annete Hux; Robert Williams; Jackie Mcbride; Leeann Oros; Jacob Manlove; Mary Jane Bradley; Joan Henley
International Journal on E-Learning, v22 n4 p331-341 2023
This study examined the perceptions of administrators and teachers to determine how the lack of broadband access has impacted decisions on virtual learning and the subsequent impact on student learning. The participants in the study were administrators and teachers from school districts that serve a low-income population (as determined by USDA Free/Reduced Lunch Program Statistics). The study utilized a quantitative methodology. Surveys were developed and sent to school district administrators and teachers in order to determine their perceptions on broadband access in rural areas and the impact on student learning. The study sought to answer the following research questions: 1) Is efficient broadband Internet readily accessible to all students?, 2) In areas where broadband is accessible, do all students have access to Internet?, 3) Based on the perceptions of teachers and administrators, how many students do not have Internet?, and 4) Based on the perceptions of teachers and administrators, how has the lack of Internet impacted student learning?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
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