Digital literacy: a Palestinian refugee perspective

John Traxler

Abstract

This paper is the first attempt to explore digital literacy in the specific context of the Palestinian refugee community in the Middle East by looking at the cultural specificity of digital literacy theorising and practice, by analysing current digital education policy in the countries hosting the Palestinian refugee community and by documenting the digital environment of the Palestinian refugee. It identifies the distance or deficit between the community’s current access to digital literacy education, appropriately defined, and its digital environment, needs and opportunities. Finally, the paper provides a brief agenda for further empirical research.

Published: 7 March 2018

Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2018, 26: 1983 - http://dx.doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v26.1983

Keywords

Literacy; digital literacy; Palestinian refugee; Arab culture; Arabic; ICT; e-learning

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