Quotation Limaj, Everist, Bilali, Edona. 2018. Examining Digital Technology Constrains on Higher Education in Developing Countries Through the Lens of the Capability Approach. In The 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Hrsg. Masaaki Hirano, Michael Myers, Kyoichi Kijima, 1236-1247. Yokohama, Japan: AIS Association for Information Systems.


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This paper uses the capability approach to examine constraints that potentially hinder students to tap into the full potential of digital technologies in the context of higher education in a developing country. We start with an overview of Sen’s capability approach and related conversion factors, and discuss how digital technologies influence students’ capability development. Then, we provide results gained from analyzing qualitative data collected among developing country students. The eight key constraints that emerged from the analysis (dependence on technology, procrastination, teacher’s habit, lack of institutional policies, limited internet access, lack of university infrastructure, inaccurate information, and mass of information) are described and further classified. This research provides a renewed digital technology constraint notion and exemplary evidence highlighting the connotation of these constraints for students pursuing higher education in the context of a developing country.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Examining Digital Technology Constrains on Higher Education in Developing Countries Through the Lens of the Capability Approach
Title of whole publication The 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)
Editor Masaaki Hirano, Michael Myers, Kyoichi Kijima
Page from 1236
Page to 1247
Location Yokohama, Japan
Publisher AIS Association for Information Systems
Year 2018
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326081099_Examining_Digital_T

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Limaj, Everist (Details)
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Bilali, Edona (FH Burgenland, Austria)
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Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1109 Information and data processing (Details)
1138 Information systems (Details)
1925 Knowledge management (Details)
5119 Development policy (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
5803 Educational research (Details)
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