Gender, Digital Literacies, and Higher Education: Examinations of Equity
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The Wiley Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education
This chapter represents a concise synthesis of empirical and policy literature across multiple disciplines: sociology, digital literacy instruction, higher education, and information and communication technologies. In particular, it explores these differences of digital usage and efficacy within institutions of higher education by gender. Social structures and inequities permeate digital spaces, and people engage with and through these spaces in highly gendered, racialized, and classed ways. The chapter briefly explores assumptions around “digital natives, " as they (mis) inform digital technology applications and instruction in higher education. It discusses socialization and enactments of gender as they impact educational choices and credentialing within higher education. The chapter highlights how this socialization leads to significant differences in technological efficacy and usage by gender that challenge sweeping claims of increasing societal democratization.
Digital literacy, Digital technology applications, Gender differences, Gender socialization, Higher education, Social inequities
Wickens, Corrine M. and Miller, Tracy, "Gender, Digital Literacies, and Higher Education: Examinations of Equity" (2020). NIU Bibliography. 451.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CI)