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“At-Risk” Learners and the “Digital Divide”: Exploring the Equity in Access Issue
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Education has been considered the "key to success," and technology, in recent history, has been considered "the great leveler"-capable of providing "keys" to all learners without regard to their race, ethnicity, or gender. Most recently, the term "digital divide" has surfaced, referring to inequitable access to technology. Within this divide, the "haves" are more likely to enjoy greater access to technology than the "have nots." The long-term negative effects of this phenomenon are being felt by those in certain segments of society who are effectively marginalized by a lack of equitable access to technology. This paper focuses on at-risk learners by examining the factors that contribute to the "digital divide," the possible long-term effects of this phenomenon, and effective classroom uses of technology that challenge the negative impact of the "digital divide."

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Foster, J. & Snider, S. (2000). “At-Risk” Learners and the “Digital Divide”: Exploring the Equity in Access Issue. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 249-255). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 5, 2020 from .

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