publication . Article . 2012

Impact of the digital divide on information literacy training in a higher education context

Segarani Naidoo; Jaya Raju;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science (issn: 2304-8263, eissn: 0256-8861, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Stellenbosch University
This paper reports on a master’s study undertaken to investigate the impact of the digital divide on information literacy<br />(IL) training of Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) students at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). Since<br />1994 the demographics of higher education institutions in South Africa have changed. Today these institutions comprise<br />heterogeneous groups of students, by race, economic background, digital background, etc. and consequently with different<br />levels of literacy, information and otherwise. The problem that this study addressed was the impact of having both digitally<br />advantaged and digitally disadvantaged stude...
free text keywords: information literacy training, Digital divide, higher education, Z, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources
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