Digital inclusion in Chilean in rural schools

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Digital inclusion in Chilean in rural schools
This paper analyzes conditions for improving digital inclusion in Chilean rural schools, using a multidimensional definition of digital divide. Using qualitative and quantitative data, we focus on teacher’s skills, access to communication, Internet connection and expectations regarding the Internet in rural schools. We obtained data from interviews and surveys applied to teachers, students, principals and technology coordinators. Results show that even if teachers are not the primary figures for transmitting ICT knowledge to students, they are gatekeepers, producing conditions for students to learn of ICT use. In addition, data contributes to understanding the new role of teachers and schools in rural areas regarding social and symbolic integration. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.3.0 [COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION]: General General Terms Human Factors Keywords Rural schools, Internet, digital divide, teachers.
Jaime Sánchez
Added 30 Aug 2010
Updated 30 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Authors Jaime Sánchez
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