A review of ICT-enabled learning for schoolgirls in Asia and its impacts on education equity

Min LIANG, Cher Ping LIM, Jonghwi PARK, Norman Biliwang MENDOZA

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Abstract

The education pathways and opportunities of schoolgirls in Asia are facing different challenges. The empirical studies have implemented Information and Communication Technology-enabled learning to expand such pathways and opportunities and promote education inclusiveness and equity. Through the Gender Analysis Framework, this review paper focuses on exploring and discussing how ICT-enabled learning may expand schoolgirls’ education pathways and opportunities in Asia for inclusive and equitable education. This review covers 30 studies that adopted ICT-enabled learning, synthesizes, and presents four key ICT-enabled learning approaches: Emerging technologies-enabled learning, Digital game-based learning, Mobile-enabled learning, and Computer-assisted learning. Our result discusses about how different approaches in this review (in)directly impact on schoolgirls’ access to assets, their practice and participation in learning activities, belief and perception of their own and other stakeholders’, and how policies accommodate these approaches. The review further suggests several guidelines to develop an inclusive learning environment enabled by ICT to education pathways and opportunities of schoolgirls, thereby enhancing education inclusiveness and equity. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-293
JournalEducational Technology Research and Development
Volume71
Early online dateDec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

Citation

Liang, M., Lim, C. P., Park, J., & Mendoza, N. B. (2023). A review of ICT-enabled learning for schoolgirls in Asia and its impacts on education equity. Educational Technology Research and Development, 71, 267-293. doi: 10.1007/s11423-022-10178-w

Keywords

  • ICT-enabled learning
  • Girls
  • Education inclusiveness
  • Education equity
  • Asia

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