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Title: Habitus of digital "strangers" in higher education
Authors: Czerniewicz, Laura
Brown, Cheryl
Keywords: HIGHER EDUCATION
EVALUATION
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INFORMATION SOCIETY
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
SOUTHERN AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA
DIGITAL STRANGER
HABITUS
Date: 2012
Citation: Czerniewicz, L., & Brown, C. (2012). The habitus of digital "strangers" in higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2012.01281.x
Abstract: The concept of students as “digital natives” with “innate” understanding of technology is a myth. Students cross a range of contexts and have varied skills, experience and interest in using information and communication technologies (ICT) including “digital strangers,” who have barely used a computer. The investigation shows a complex technological habitus, with limited access in relation to computers, but widespread use of cell phones. The findings point to a contradiction between students’ practices and higher education in that cell phones are widely used as a core ICT resource yet under-acknowledged as a medium of learning by universities.
ISSN: 0007-1013
1467-8535
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50164
Project Number: 105267
Project Title: ICT Access and Usage in Higher Education in South Africa
Access: IDRC Only
Copyright: Czerniewicz et al.
British Journal of Educational Technology
BERA
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