Impacting the Digital Divide on a Global Scale - Six Case Studies from Three Continents
This study represents findings from three continents (Asia, Africa and South America) regarding usage of ICT in six rural schools. Our goal was to analyze the current situation regarding digital technologies in these environments, describe similarities and differences relating to the digital divide, and provide a roadmap that could improve teaching and learning, maximizing the use of existing resources. Our case study was carried out with the help of innovative teachers who are supportive of technology integration in teaching, but have less options to utilize this knowledge in their classrooms because of various barriers. Our results show challenges, but also opportunities to embrace new ways of teaching; ways that might allow digital technologies to be employed in innovative ways to encourage student learning and community growth. Our study is based on participating teachers' understanding of the issues and challenges within these countries and areas, relating to schooling.
Lorenz, Birgy; Banister, Savilla Irene; and Kikkas, Kaido, "Impacting the Digital Divide on a Global Scale - Six Case Studies from Three Continents" (2015). School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications. 54.
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