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Posted on 03 Feb 2011 with 0 comments
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The proliferation of digital devices has lead to many changes in the social, cultural and economic life of students and their parents. A recently published summary of a doctoral research thesis on the topic of Digital Technology In- and Out-of-School: A Comparative Study of the Nature and Levels of Student Use and Engagement very articulately raises some issues relevant for teachers and students. The study highlights the digital divide and concludes that 'attempts to overcome the digital divide will need to focus clearly on the role of parents' (p. 9). The study Digital Technology In- and Out-of-School goes further and points out that 'teacher's capabilities and professional development in the use of ICT are areas for concern' (p. 9).

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