Exploring the Impact of Digital Limitations on Digital Effectiveness for Students in a Virtual Learning Environment

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dc.contributor Benson, Angela
dc.contributor Rice, Margaret
dc.contributor Wright, Vivian
dc.contributor Besnoy, Kevin
dc.contributor.advisor Denham, André R.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Florence O.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-23T14:34:27Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-23T14:34:27Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.other http://purl.lib.ua.edu/181513
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003952
dc.identifier.other Williams_alatus_0004D_14608
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/8184
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Virtual learning has grown to become a needed and viable option for teaching and learning in secondary education settings. Students and teachers can engage and share with each other within a few clicks. As virtual learning grows as a popular option to share learning experiences using computers and the Internet, the problem surrounding inequalities of access still plague our society. Those inequalities are formally known as the digital divide. As Internet access and the use of information technology have increased, the topic of the digital divide has evolved to focus on addressing digital limitations of access, behavior, and cognition and how they affect digital effectiveness. Using data from participants in the supplemental virtual learning program in Alabama, this study examined how access to Internet and computer technology, behavioral limitations of personal attitudes and motivations, and cognitive limitations of personal experiences and capabilities affect the digital effectiveness of their virtual learning experience. Results showed that there are relationships between certain demographic variables to access limitations, behavioral limitations, and cognitive limitations. Results also showed that there are relationships between digital limitations and how those limitations affect students’ perceptions in their virtual learning environment.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject digital effectiveness en_US
dc.subject digital limitations en_US
dc.subject K-12 en_US
dc.subject virtual learning en_US
dc.title Exploring the Impact of Digital Limitations on Digital Effectiveness for Students in a Virtual Learning Environment en_US
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
etdms.degree.discipline Educational technology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.

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