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Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA
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Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA

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presentation by Marcia A. Mardis, Ed.D  The Florida State University …

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  • 1. Home broadband adoption and student achievement: Scenes from an initial examination of households in rural Florida, USA  
    Marcia A. Mardis, Ed.D The Florida State University Email mmardis@fsu.edu
  • 2.
  • 3. History…
    ICT
    School Libraries
    SCIENCE
    ADMINISTRATTION & LEADERSHIP
    is just one damned thing after another.--Variously attributed to Harry S. Truman, Henry Ford, Arnold Toynbee, Anonymous
  • 4. In humble beginnings…
    Merit Network, Inc.
    Detroit Catholic Central HS
    Eastern Mich. U.
    The Keystone School of San Antonio
    UM School of Information
  • 5.
  • 6. Research Questions
    1. What are the reasons for broadband Internet non-use in rural homes with children in Florida? How do these reasons compare to non-rural counties in Florida?
    2. What are the possible impacts on rural children in terms of student achievement and technology participation?
    3. What are possible implications for school libraries as well as for future research and policymaking?
  • 7. Literature Foundation
    Student achievement primarily linked to socioeconomic status (60% reading; 43% science); parental educational attainment; district per pupil expenditure
    Broadband in U.S. public schools: School networks in the US are old and slow; Schools are filtered by federal law; Classroom connectivity is limited
    Broadband=differentiation
    Broadband=compliance
    Broadband=digital textbooks
    Public library and other anchor institutions’ connectivity slow and limited (ALA, 2010; FCC 2010)
    Broadband in U.S. homes
    Home use in rural areas: KY, OK, PA
    No perceived need, esp. in Hispanic households
    Observed benefits (parental and civic involvement)
    Disaster preparedness
    Children’s Internet use at home—UK case
  • 8. Broadband Non-Use Reasons
    Chart reproduced from U.S. Department of Commerce (2010)
    (N=56,000).
  • 9. Internet non-use in urban and rural locales
    Table reproduced from U.S. Department of Commerce (2010).(N=12,467),
  • 10. Home use linked to achievement
    Livingstone & Helsper, 2007
  • 11. Method
    Data sets examined:
    County=district
    U.S. Census October 2009 Current Population Survey (CPS) (N=54,324) with the CPS October 2009 School Enrollment and Internet Use Supplement (N=12,467)
    16 Florida counties total; 5 rural fringe; 3 with children
    2009 Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) data for 8th grade
    Florida school district connectivity data
    Analysis: Frequencies in SPSS FL; FL rural; FL rural w/children
    Limitations: Small sample; new initiatives to improve broadband; Census not incl. highly rural counties
  • 12. Broadband non-use in Florida organized by locale
    (16 counties; N=297)
  • 13. Comparison of Non-Use Reasons
    Non-Rural
    11 counties
    (n=257)
    Rural
    5 counties (n=40)
  • 14. Rural non-users with children (3 counties)
  • 15. Rural School Connections and Achievement
  • 16. Key Learnings
    RQ1: Reasons for not adopting home broadband centre on parents’ perceptions of expense and need. Adults require clear definition of economic benefit to change perceptions;
    RQ2: Rural school districts with stronger broadband connections also have stronger student achievement in reading even when district per pupil expenditure and poverty are considered. However, research suggests that a home-school connectivity continuum is important;
    RQ3: Further research is needed to more strongly define the relationship between locale, home broadband adoption, and student achievement. Florida’s move to digital textbooks by 2016 provides an opportunity to collect data and draw more specific conclusions that can impact similar initiatives throughout the world.
  • 17. Why TLs should care…
    Leadership opportunities!
    “Last mile” tech support and library services
    Setting policies that balance access and capacity management;
    Advocate for greater capacity and stimulate demand; Publicize what can be done to admins, teachers, and PARENTS
    Keep the issue on the agenda!

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