Educational Technology

May 20, 2021

The impact of the digital divide on student mobility

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Emma Sabzalieva, Bosen Lily Liu and Takudzwa Mutize, University World News

The pandemic-induced costs of studying abroad are not only financial and psycho-social but technological. Globally, the digital divide has shown that where access to the internet is very high (for instance, in North America where the internet penetration rate is 90% and Europe where it is 87%), students find it easier to switch from face-to-face to virtual classes than those in regions that are much less connected (such as in Africa, where the internet penetration rate is 43%).

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