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Exploring the Digital Divide and the Latino-White Achievement Gap in Online Education

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The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the relationship between the digital divide and the Latino-White achievement gap in online education. Through an analysis of archival enrollment and academic performance data a comparison was conducted between online and face-to-face courses by ethnicity. Additionally, academic performance data was then compared to survey responses from online students on digital motivation, material access, internet skills, and internet usage. Findings and recommendations for future research are discussed and provided to continue the exploration of disparities of digital access and academic performance in an effort to inform decisions in higher education.

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Cruz, Felicia May 2020.

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The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the relationship between the digital divide and the Latino-White achievement gap in online education. Through an analysis of archival enrollment and academic performance data a comparison was conducted between online and face-to-face courses by ethnicity. Additionally, academic performance data was then compared to survey responses from online students on digital motivation, material access, internet skills, and internet usage. Findings and recommendations for future research are discussed and provided to continue the exploration of disparities of digital access and academic performance in an effort to inform decisions in higher education.

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Cruz, Felicia. Exploring the Digital Divide and the Latino-White Achievement Gap in Online Education, dissertation, May 2020; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1703433/: accessed July 2, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .

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