International Conference on Web-Based Learning

ICWL 2016: Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2016 pp 83-88

Digital Divide in Learning Services in Ghana’s Basic School

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47440-3_9

Volume 10013 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Quaicoe J.S., Pata K. (2016) Digital Divide in Learning Services in Ghana’s Basic School. In: Chiu D., Marenzi I., Nanni U., Spaniol M., Temperini M. (eds) Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2016. ICWL 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10013. Springer, Cham

Abstract

For the past three years, seventeen (17) specially selected schools reflecting the urban, peri-urban and rural settlements in Ghana have been part of an on-going study; to explore the integration of ICT in schools. Findings from previous studies informed this current investigation. This paper reports a study that explored digitally divide (DD) in Learning Services (LS) in the basic schools. The results indicated that external LS informed DD in two school clusters. Digital challenges in schools have constrained the maximization of LS, resulting in few schools to display proactive transaction of external LS. There is the need for Stakeholders in education adopt a collaborative approach to tackle the issue of DD.

Keywords

Digital divideGhana’s learning services divideDigital divide GhanaLearning services

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational TechnologyTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia