Digital equity: diversity, inclusion and access for incarcerated students in a digital age


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Author: Farley, Helen; Willems, Julie


ELearning has been touted as the way in which universities can enable participation by large numbers of students from non-traditional cohorts. There is no doubt that the flexibility of access that eLearning allows makes study accessible for a number of cohorts, including those engaged in full-time work or caring duties. However, cohorts such as incarcerated students and other students without Internet access, are sitting on the wrong side of the digital divide and are increasingly marginalised by the very technology anticipated to overcome their exclusion from study. This paper examines...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Disadvantaged; Technology; Equity

Keywords: Prisoners; Access to education and training; Internet; Diversity; Social inclusion; Nontraditional students

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Tugun, Queensland: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2017

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