Bridging the digital divide: Bringing e-literacy skills to incarcerated students (2012)
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Incarcerated students face a number of additional challenges to those faced by most other students studying at a distance. Lack of internet access is especially problematic for those studying in a sector that is increasingly characterised by online course offerings. This paper reports on a trial project that will attempt to address the digital challenges that hinder access to higher education by incarcerated students, and to provide them with inclusive learning experiences. The trial utilises Stand-Alone Moodle (SAM) and eBook readers with a small sample of incarcerated students participating in the Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). This project potentially addresses the digital divide experienced by incarcerated students as compared to the general student population. It is anticipated that students will participate in learning experiences more closely related to those experienced by students who study in online environments, that and they will acquire relevant e-literacy and e-research skills.
CitationFarley H, Murphy A, Bedford T (2012). Bridging the digital divide: Bringing e-literacy skills to incarcerated students. ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education.
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Keywordsdigital inclusion; distance learning; higher education; prisons; Moodle; eReaders
ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390303 - Higher education
39 - Education::3904 - Specialist studies in education::390405 - Educational technology and computing
44 - Human society::4402 - Criminology::440202 - Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
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