Section Introduction: Issues and Challenges Related to Digital Equity
This section is devoted to digital equity, and its evolving nature. Seven chapters are included in this section. Considering IT as a potential agent to social inclusion, authors devote much attention to the issues, challenges, and strategies involved in moving toward digital equity. Ways in which teachers and teacher educators can pay attention to digital equity when using IT in education are identified.
KeywordsInformation and communication technology Digital divide Learning environment Social inclusion Knowledge divide
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