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Pages: 3019-3028
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain

TECHNOLOGY SEGREGATION. THE DIGITAL DIVIDE OF THE MEXICAN WOMEN LIVING IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES. THE CASE OF THE SOUTH OF TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO

C. Hernández Limón, O. Hernandez Limon

Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (MEXICO)
This research investigates the experiences of Mexican women living in disadvantaged communities on using Technology. The research followed a qualitative methodological approach guided by the objectives of this research. This research analyzes observation and semi-structured interviews. Nine participants were selected through a snowball sample technique. The emphasis of this research is on the experiences of Mexican women living in disadvantaged communities who have, according to their own appraisal, changed their perceptions towards computers and the Internet by using the services offered by a Community Technology Center and their experiences with the digital divide.
The results of this research suggests that Mexican women living in disadvantaged communities have a positive perception of computers and the Internet even if they don´t have one at home. Participants expressed a positive expectation on the use of technology for them and their families regardless of their lack of technological infrastructure and skills. As part of the conclusion of this study, it is suggested that the participants’ social context need to be considered when implementing technology access initiatives in disadvantaged communities in Mexico.
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title = {TECHNOLOGY SEGREGATION. THE DIGITAL DIVIDE OF THE MEXICAN WOMEN LIVING IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES. THE CASE OF THE SOUTH OF TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO},
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C. Hernández Limón, O. Hernandez Limon (2012) TECHNOLOGY SEGREGATION. THE DIGITAL DIVIDE OF THE MEXICAN WOMEN LIVING IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES. THE CASE OF THE SOUTH OF TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 3019-3028.
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