Digital agility and digital decision-making: conceptualising digital inclusion in the context of disabled learners in higher education
Seale, Jane, Draffan, E.A. and Wald, M. (2010) Digital agility and digital decision-making: conceptualising digital inclusion in the context of disabled learners in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 35, (4) (doi:10.1080/03075070903131628).
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Digital inclusion in higher education has tended to be understood solely in terms of accessibility, which does little to further our understanding of the role technology plays in the learning experiences of disabled students. In this article, the authors propose a conceptual framework for exploring digital inclusion in
higher education that attempts to broaden the way in which it is understood. The conceptual framework encompasses two strands: one that focuses on technology, personal and contextual factors, and one that focuses on resources and choices. This framework will be used to present and discuss the results of a study which aimed to explore the e-learning experiences of disabled students at one higher education institution. The discussion will focus particularly on concepts of digital agility and digital decision-making, and will consider the potential implications for the empowerment of disabled students
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Social Justice and Inclusive Education
|Date Deposited:||04 Jan 2010|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 00:50|
|Contact Email Address:||J.K.Seale@soton.ac.uk|
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