Technology Problems and Student Achievement Gaps: A Validation and Extension of the Technology Maintenance Construct

  title={Technology Problems and Student Achievement Gaps: A Validation and Extension of the Technology Maintenance Construct},
  author={A. Gonzales and Jessica McCrory Calarco and T. Lynch},
  journal={Communication Research},
  pages={750 - 770}
  • A. Gonzales, Jessica McCrory Calarco, T. Lynch
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology
  • Communication Research
  • How do physical digital inequalities persist as technology becomes commonplace? We consider this question using surveys and focus groups with U.S. college students, a group that has better than average connectivity. Findings from a 748-person nonrepresentative survey revealed that ownership and use of cellphones and laptops were nearly universal. However, roughly 20% of respondents had difficulty maintaining access to technology (e.g., broken hardware, data limits, connectivity problems, etc… CONTINUE READING
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