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(Dis)connected by design: the possibilities and limitations of connected learning

Blum-Ross, Alicia and Livingstone, Sonia ORCID: 0000-0002-3248-9862 (2021) (Dis)connected by design: the possibilities and limitations of connected learning. Parenting for a Digital Future (31 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Digital technologies are often praised for having special relevance for children with disabilities, affording new opportunities and enabling their participation. These benefits, however, are not without limitations, as Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone discovered when interviewing children and parents for their new book, Parenting for a Digital Future: How hopes and fears about technology shape our children’s lives. In this blog we learn the story of 13-year-old Kyle who uses digital technologies to communicate, create and participate in his community of peers. Yet, far from being an equaliser for young people with disabilities like Kyle, digital technologies are accessed and experienced unequally, suggesting the need for more efforts to close the digital divide.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 09:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:10

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