Bring your own devices classroom: Issues of digital divides in teaching and learning contexts

Janak Adhikari, Anuradha Mathrani, David Parsons

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Abstract

Technology mediated learning provides potentially valuable resources for learners' academic and social development. However, according to recent researches, as the adoption stages of ICTs advance there arises further levels of digital divides in terms of equity of information literacy and learning outcomes. For the last three years we have been working with one of the earliest secondary school in New Zealand to introduce a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Our research has included a number of methods, including surveys, interviews and classroom observations. In this paper we present the findings from the investigation into BYOD project, which offers new insights into the digital divide issues in the context of technology mediated learning. Teaching and learning practices are evolving continually across formal and informal spaces, and this study informs us how the BYOD policy has influenced existing divides in the learning process.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015
Event26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2015 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 201504 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2015
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period30/11/201504/12/2015

Keywords

  • BYOD Classrooms
  • Digital Divide in Learning
  • Formal
  • Informal Learning Contexts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Adhikari, J., Mathrani, A., & Parsons, D. (2015). Bring your own devices classroom: Issues of digital divides in teaching and learning contexts. Paper presented at 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2015, Adelaide, Australia. http://acis.aaisnet.org/archive.php