To what extent can 'bring your own device' be an enabler to widening participation in higher education for the socially disadvantaged?

BASS, Michael and HAGHIGHI MOVAHED, Siavosh (2018). To what extent can 'bring your own device' be an enabler to widening participation in higher education for the socially disadvantaged? Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practices, 6 (1), 3-11.

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Abstract

Certain elements of higher education are historically regarded as being elitist and steeped in so much history and tradition that many institutions are unwilling to change to cater for the populations that they serve. Despite reams of government legislation and continued pressure from social groups the proportion of university students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds remains stubbornly low. This research aims to look beyond the financial and psychological support given to these groups and instead see what can be done to overcome the barriers to learning they face by utilising a Bring Your Own Device strategy. This research has focused on socially disadvantaged individuals from the UK and the findings have led to the conclusion that BYOD can be an enabler to widening participation, however, it is not an overarching solution for all and there is a distinct need for the technology to be properly integrated into teaching activities as some academic staff remain resolute to delivering in the traditional lecture format that does not facilitate engagement or interaction.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Computing
Identification Number: 10.14297/jpaap.v6i1.321
Depositing User: Michael Bass
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 11:26
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18802

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