Issues and Challenges Related to Digital Equity: An Overview

Chapitre de livre


État de publication: Publiée (2018 )

Titre du livre: Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education

Éditeur: Springer



Résumé: The chapter addresses two main concerns: Digital equity for social inclusion and digital equity in education. Five dimensions of digital equity are identified: (1) access to hardware, software, and connectivity to the Internet; (2) access to meaningful, high quality, and culturally relevant content in local languages; (3) access to creating, sharing, and exchanging digital content; (4) access to educators who know how to use digital tools and resources; and (5) access to high-quality research on the application of digital technologies to enhance learning. Issues, challenges, and informed strategies are pinpointed on the basis of what digital-divide and digital-equity research says.