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Capturing digital (in)equity in teaching and learning: a sociocritical approach

Capturing digital (in)equity in teaching and learning: a sociocritical approach The purpose of this paper is to present a sociocritical approach and describe how it is relevant to the study of digital equity in education.Design/methodology/approachThe method is based on a synthesis of the literature regarding critical approaches to digital technology in education.FindingsA sociocritical approach is an attempt to formulate a sociological perspective combined with a critical dimension. It provides a relevant theoretical basis for addressing digital (in)equity issues.Originality/valueLittle use has been made of critical theories in the study of digital technology in education. That may seem surprising insofar as the study of digital technology in education is related to other fields having a well-established critical tradition. The authors build on their work and tailor it to the case of digital technology in education. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology Emerald Publishing

Capturing digital (in)equity in teaching and learning: a sociocritical approach

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2056-4880
DOI
10.1108/ijilt-05-2018-0059
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a sociocritical approach and describe how it is relevant to the study of digital equity in education.Design/methodology/approachThe method is based on a synthesis of the literature regarding critical approaches to digital technology in education.FindingsA sociocritical approach is an attempt to formulate a sociological perspective combined with a critical dimension. It provides a relevant theoretical basis for addressing digital (in)equity issues.Originality/valueLittle use has been made of critical theories in the study of digital technology in education. That may seem surprising insofar as the study of digital technology in education is related to other fields having a well-established critical tradition. The authors build on their work and tailor it to the case of digital technology in education.

Journal

The International Journal of Information and Learning TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 20, 2019

Keywords: Education; Digital (in)equity; Sociocritical approach

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