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Title: Born into the Digital Age in the south of Africa: the reconfiguration of the “digital citizen”
Authors: Czerniewicz, Laura
Brown, Cheryl
Keywords: HABITUS
GROWING UP DIGITAL
SOUTH AFRICA
OBJECTIFIED CAPITAL
EMBODIED CAPITAL
CULTURAL CAPITAL
CELLULAR PHONES
DIGITAL STRANGER
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
DIGITAL NATIVE
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INFORMATION SOCIETY
DIGITAL INCLUSION
Date: 2012
Citation: Czerniewicz, L., & Brown, C. (2012). Born into the Digital Age in the south of Africa: the reconfiguration of the “digital citizen”. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networked Learning 2010. (p.859-865).
Abstract: In the South African context, being a “digital native” is not about age but about experience, and does not apply to a generation but to an elite. At the centre of the digital divide is the issue of access to technology. Notions of the digital native, in terms of participating in higher education, connote computer access quite specifically. While the group of “digital strangers” in the research were indeed strangers to computer-based technology, they all had access to cell phones. Thus, the cell phone could enable digital democracy in a country where both social and digital exclusion are central concerns.
ISBN: 978-1-86220-225-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50165
Project Number: 105267
Project Title: ICT Access and Usage in Higher Education in South Africa
Access: IDRC Only
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