Delivering digital higher education into prisons: the cases of four universities in Australia, UK, Turkey and Nigeria

Farley, Helen and Pike, Anne and Demiray, Ugur and Tanglang, Nebath (2016) Delivering digital higher education into prisons: the cases of four universities in Australia, UK, Turkey and Nigeria. Chinese Journal of Distance Education, 7 (26). pp. 26-43.


Around the world, various correctional jurisdictions are struggling to enable the delivery of higher education into prisons. At a time when universities are moving increasingly online, very often access to the internet is restricted or disallowed in correctional environments. Four universities, all leading distance education providers in the countries in which they are based, are delivering higher education into prisons using technology to varying extents. This paper reports on regional differences in the provision of distance education into prisons, particularly using technology, in Australia, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Nigeria. In these four jurisdictions, there are significant differences in prisoner access to computer hardware, personal devices and to the internet. How these differences impact on the delivery of distance education is explored with an examination of various learning initiatives and lessons learned.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - No Department
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 05:35
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 04:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: prisoner education, higher education, technology-enhanced learning, elearning, digital divide
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.13541/j.cnki.chinade.20160726.008

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