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 The article presents findings of a field experiment where financially disadvantaged community college students received free home computers. The group’s educational performance was better than that of those in the control group that did not receive free computers, and the difference was statistically significant for minorities. The home computers also positively impacted graduation rates for minority students. The research indicates that access and equipment do not automatically lead to better... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: November 14, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 31, 2013
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Send email to rfairlie@ucsc.edu
Send email to rlondon@stanford.edu
Keywords: digital divide, community college, free computers, home computers

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