An Examination of Primary School Students' Opinions about Their Digital Divide Levels in Terms of Different Variables


Yildiz H., SEFEROĞLU S. S.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, cilt.29, ss.220-235, 2014 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.220-235

Özet

Digital divide, is a concept which could be defined as the inequality of individuals existing in access to ICT and ICT literacy according to demographic variables such as gender, parents' education level, and geographic region. Within the framework of this study, it was intended to determine the current status of the digital divide of 7th and 8th grade students in terms of their ICT access and ICT literacy level. In the framework of the descriptive and relational study method, the working group of the study consisted of 979 students who attend 7th and 8th grades of elementary school during the 2010-2011 school year from 28 cities. According to the results in terms of ICT access, it can be said that there is a digital divide due to the geographical regions. There is also a digital divide in terms of ICT literacy between "monthly income, geographic region" and "mother's education level".