Using the power of research to inform ICT integration in education

Tiffani Cameron, Sue Bennett & Shirley Agostinho (2011) ICT literacy and the second digital divide: Understanding students’ experiences with technology, AACE, Edmedia 2011

This work in progress paper reports on a doctoral research study investigating the ICT literacy skills of contemporary learners across primary and high school settings, in order to understand the influence of their economic, social and cultural capital to explain their relationship with and use of ICTs. Data collection will comprise a background questionnaire, an ICT proficiency test followed by semi structured interviews and series of in-class activities that will focus on exploring students’ technology use and background. This paper is structured as follows: firstly a review of the related research is presented to describe the context for the study; the research design for the study is then explained, followed by a brief discussion of the studies significance and expected outcomes.

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