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Does the Digital Divide still exist: Technology Access and Minorities in higher education?

, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, United States ; , Independent Researcher and Consultant, United States ; , Azusa Pacific University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Abstract: The advances in technology in higher education are significant. However, in this burgeoning technology environment, many minorities face the problems of Access, Inclusion and Underrepresentation. While some researchers report that the inequities based on race still continue (Cooper, 2006; Mullis, Mullis & Cornille, 2007), others argue that the digital divides are being bridged (Cotten & Jelenewicz, 2006). This study is designed to help determine if the digital divide still exists among minority college students. This study follows after the study conducted by Chisholm et al (1998) except that while their study investigated a single campus, this study will focus on four campuses that will include a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), a tribal college, a Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) institution, and a predominantly white institution. It also differs from the study by Jones et al (2009) with the inclusion of minority institutions.


Nworie, B., Nworie, J. & Mintah, J. (2010). Does the Digital Divide still exist: Technology Access and Minorities in higher education?. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 997-1005). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 21, 2019 from .


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