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E-Learning and Underserved Students

Students are considered underserved if they lack adequate access to resources such as educational technology and materials because of their race, ethnicity, geographic location, income, or physical capabilities. Technology presents the opportunity to meet the educational needs of underserved students through rich E-learning environments. Research has shown that providing underserved students with access to such technology increases their self-efficacy. Studies suggest that, when used appropriately as a classroom tool for exploration and experimentation, technology also enhances student engagement.

E-learning refers to the use of electronic or digital media (i.e., text, audio, and visuals) for the delivery of instruction and educational content. Some popular forms of E-learning include web-based learning, computer-based instruction, and digital collaboration. E-learning can be delivered synchronously or asynchronously through the Internet, intranets, videos, ...

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