Exploring how parents in economically depressed communities access learning resources

Parisa Khanipour Roshan, Maia Jacobs, Michaelanne Dye, Betsy DiSalvo

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14 Scopus citations

Abstract

This qualitative study of parents in financially depressed communities in westside Atlanta examines parents' access to information technology and out-of-school learning resources through five dimensions of digital divide: technical apparatus, autonomy, social support, skill, and purpose. The context of this study is a broader research agenda to explore how technology impacts parents' knowledge and use of out-of-school learning resources for their children in low socioeconomic status neighborhoods. The findings contribute to a growing body of research on marginalized groups and provide a rich description of parents' digital access and technology practices in the context of education. Finally, we identify design implications that are specific to this community and can be extended to similar populations to support parents in finding more learning opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGROUP 2014 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages131-141
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330435
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event18th ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP 2014 - Sanibel Island, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2014Nov 12 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work

Other

Other18th ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySanibel Island
Period11/9/1411/12/14

Keywords

  • Access
  • African American
  • Digital divide
  • Digital inequalities
  • Education
  • ICTD
  • Informal learning
  • Marginalized communities
  • Social capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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