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Title Digital diversity : youth, equity, and information technology / E. Diane Looker and Ted D. Naylor, editors.

Imprint Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, c2010.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  373.1334 D569 2010    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
Description viii, 191 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Form Also available in electronic format.
Summary "Digital Diversity: Youth, Equity, and Information Technology is about youth, schools, and the use of technology. Youth are instrumental in finding novel ways to access and use technology. They are directly affected by changes such as the proliferation of computers in schools and elsewhere, and the increasingly heavy use of the Internet for both information sharing and communication." "The contributors to this volume investigate how the resources provided by information and communication technology (ICT) are made available to different groups of young people (as defined by gender, race, rural location, Aboriginal status, street youth status) and how they do (or do not) develop facility and competence with this technology. How does access vary for these different groups of youth? Which young people develop facility with ICT? What impact has this technology had on their learning and their lives? These are among the issues examined. Youth from a wide variety of settings are included in the study, including Inuit youth in the high Arctic." "Rather than mandate how youth should/could better use technology (as much of the existing literature does) the contributors focus on how youth and educators are actually using technology. By paying attention to the routine use and understandings of ICTs by youth and those teaching youth, the book highlights the current gaps in policy and practice. It challenges assumptions around the often taken-for-granted links between technology, pedagogy, and educational outcomes for youth in order to highlight a range of important equity issues."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Technology and youth -- Canada.
Educational technology -- Canada.
Computer literacy -- Canada.
Added Author Looker, Ellen Dianne.
Naylor, Ted D. (Ted Dewar), 1974-
ISBN 9781554582037
1554582032
1554581850 (pbk.)
9781554581856 (pbk.)
Standard No. NLC 2010900910X

 
    
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