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Access Granted: A Study of the Potential Factors that Affect the Development of Technology Literacy in Black Males
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, , Eastern Michigan University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-35-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

One of the most urgent challenges facing our country is the digital divide. Access to technology was believed to be one of the causes for the discrepancy that exists, but there is a deeper divide: the divide that exists between technology literacy, and career readiness. Although access to technology has improved, the educational outcomes for Black males in related fields have not. A critical area of concern is the lack of a Black male professional presence in technology fields, which has serious implications for our society. A model that is composed of environmental factors and individual influences that could affect technology literacy was proposed and tested. Data collection was accomplished through surveying undergraduate Black male students who were enrolled in computer science degree programs at four-year institutions. This study identified potential factors that promote technology literacy and increase the presence of Black males in fields of computing.

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Bell, C. & Anderson, D. (2018). Access Granted: A Study of the Potential Factors that Affect the Development of Technology Literacy in Black Males. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 876-881). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 18, 2020 from .

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