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One laptop per college student? Exploring the links between access to IT hardware and academic performance in higher education e-learning programs

Alzola Romero, Aaron (2012). One laptop per college student? Exploring the links between access to IT hardware and academic performance in higher education e-learning programs. Journal of Distance Education, 26(1)

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Abstract

In an attempt to foster student integration in virtual education programs, several higher education institutions have launched systematic large-scale hand-outs of personal computers, inspired by the “One Laptop per Child” distribution model. However, the level of impact of these initiatives on academic performance is not yet well understood. This article aims to explore student responses to changing levels of access to IT hardware, applying multiple correspondence analysis. Some of the broader socio-economic factors affecting education are also examined.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author
ISSN: 1916-6818
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetHigher Education Academy (Teaching Development Grant)
Keywords: digital divide; online learning; ICT; IT hardware
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
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Item ID: 31216
Depositing User: Aaron Alzola Romero
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31216
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