A Computer for Every Child : Becoming Multiliterate with ICT

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Yelland, Nicola and Beris, Rebecca (2008) A Computer for Every Child : Becoming Multiliterate with ICT. In: Hawaii International Conference on Education conference proceedings. Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE), Honolulu, USA, pp. 3244-3261.


This paper reports on the initial findings from the study called Computer for Every Child project (CFEC), which provided families from disadvantaged backgrounds with computers. The aim of the project was to address some of the issues associated with the digital divide for disadvantaged families. The program involves students in Years three and five (ages ranging from eight to 11 years) of schooling in the Western suburbs of a major metropolitan city in Australia. This paper details the findings from two in depth case studies. These studies examine the ways in which two students and their families used their personal computer and Internet connection (provided to them as part of the project) to become multiliterate in the information age.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5123
ISBN 1541-5880
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Keywords ResPubID14700, digital divide, disadvantaged families, students, use of internet connection, multiliterate
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