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ICT literacy and the second digital divide: Understanding students’ experiences with technology

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Abstract


  • This work in progress paper reports on a doctoral research study investigating the ICT literacy skills of contemporary learners across primary and high school settings, in order to understand the influence of their economic, social and cultural capital to explain their relationship with and use of ICTs. Data collection will comprise a background questionnaire, an ICT proficiency test followed by semi structured interviews and series of in-class activities that will focus on exploring students’ technology use and background. This paper is structured as follows: firstly a review of the related research is presented to describe the context for the study; the research design for the study is then explained, followed by a brief discussion of the studies significance and expected outcomes.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Cameron, T., Bennett, S. & Agostinho, S. (2011). ICT literacy and the second digital divide: Understanding students’ experiences with technology. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 3392-3397). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2512&context=edupapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/1196

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  • 3392

End Page


  • 3397

Place Of Publication


  • Chesapeake, VA

Abstract


  • This work in progress paper reports on a doctoral research study investigating the ICT literacy skills of contemporary learners across primary and high school settings, in order to understand the influence of their economic, social and cultural capital to explain their relationship with and use of ICTs. Data collection will comprise a background questionnaire, an ICT proficiency test followed by semi structured interviews and series of in-class activities that will focus on exploring students’ technology use and background. This paper is structured as follows: firstly a review of the related research is presented to describe the context for the study; the research design for the study is then explained, followed by a brief discussion of the studies significance and expected outcomes.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Cameron, T., Bennett, S. & Agostinho, S. (2011). ICT literacy and the second digital divide: Understanding students’ experiences with technology. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 3392-3397). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2512&context=edupapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/1196

Start Page


  • 3392

End Page


  • 3397

Place Of Publication


  • Chesapeake, VA