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Bridging the digital divide: Students’ access to digital technologies in a language department

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dc.contributor.author Hobbs, Moira
dc.contributor.author Haines, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T23:16:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T23:16:54Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.identifier.issn 1175-1061
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1621
dc.description.abstract In many institutions in New Zealand from primary to tertiary level, the use of technology by both students and teachers to support learning and teaching is assumed. This article reports briefly on research done in a New Zealand tertiary institution in order to discover students‟ perceptions of their access to and use of computer technologies. As well as giving a general overview of feedback from the 161 English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) students in the study, responses are analysed in relation to age, gender and nationality groups. Results suggest that general access for students is high, but that differences exist in relation to gender and nationality. Such individual differences must always be considered by classroom teachers and accounted for as much as possible, as teachers continue to integrate technology use into their classroom practice. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Southern Institute of Technology en_NZ
dc.relation.uri http://sitjar.sit.ac.nz/Publications/SITJAR%20Article%2011%20paper.pdf en_NZ
dc.subject Access en_NZ
dc.subject Usage en_NZ
dc.subject Equity en_NZ
dc.subject Technology en_NZ
dc.title Bridging the digital divide: Students’ access to digital technologies in a language department en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Southern Institute of Technology Journal of Applied Research en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 130306 Educational Technology and Computing en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Hobbs, M., & Haines, K. (2010). Bridging the digital divide: Students’ access to digital technologies in a language department. Southern Institute of Technology Journal of Applied Research. Available from http://sitjar.sit.ac.nz/Pages/Publications.aspx?year=2010 en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Southern Institute of Technology Journal of Applied Research en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ


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