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Title: University students' perceptions of gender and information and communication technology use
Authors: University of Capetown
Keywords: GENDER
DIGITAL DIVIDE
ICTS
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
ICT ACCESS AND USAGE
SOUTH AFRICA
HIGHER EDUCATION
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
GENDER ANALYSIS
INFORMATION SOCIETY
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
SOUTHERN AFRICA
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Research findings about gender and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are multi layered; while much of the research points towards a closing gender divide, other research indicates that the issue is context-dependent and complex. Research amongst South African university students has indicated that whilst gender does not play a large role in terms of access to technology, there remain interesting differences between male and female students’ ICT practices, and their views of ICT use. In this paper we explore university students’ perceptions of the issue of gender and ICTs through direct interview questions about the issue. We note that while there is an overall perception of similarities, with the broader findings emphasising a lack of differences. Yet a more granular probe indicates distinct differences of perception, and scratching beneath the surface reveals some discriminatory attitudes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50173
Project Number: 105267
Project Title: ICT Access and Usage in Higher Education in South Africa
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