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. GLOKALde, 2 (2). pp. 147-166.

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Abstract

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
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available in accordance with the journal's open access policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - No Department
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 06:14
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 06:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: correctional education; digital inclusion; digital divide; higher education; digital equity
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30160

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