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Migrants' Attitudes to and Use of Digital Technologies: Does Context Matter?
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (CHF - Centrum för humanistisk forskning)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2263-9617
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (CHF - Centrum för humanistisk forskning)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8031-5982
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1730-5463
Moi University, School of Education, Kenya.
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2022 (English)In: XII. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL RESEARCH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, November 12-13, 2022, Antalya / TURKEY: Proceeding Book / [ed] Yagut Alieva; Kiyal Kamchybekova Abdiraim, SADAB , 2022, p. 46-54Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explores the use of digital multiliteracies by migrants with varied literacy skills in Kenya and in Sweden. The research questions are: What digital multiliteracy resources are used by migrants in Kenya and in Sweden in different contexts, and what are the attitudes to these resources? The material consists of semi-structured interviews of 9 informants in Sweden and 8 in Kenya. The interviews have been analyzed by using qualitative content analysis. The findings show that many of the digital resources used in the two countries are similar. However, migrants in Kenya employ more digital resources in education and use of some functions are more common in Kenya. Factors relating to physical location, digital infrastructure, digital skills, and information safety emerged as possible explanations for migrants’ attitudes and use of digital technologies. Migrants, especially in Kenya show a broad knowledge of digital multiliteracy. Even migrants with short education use a variety of. digital resources. Based on the findings, the study concludes that digital resources are instruments of migration, integration, and tools for meeting life needs in particular contexts.

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SADAB , 2022. p. 46-54
Keywords [en]
Migrants, digital multiliteracies, digital technologies, skills, physical location
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations Learning Information Systems, Social aspects
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Education; Information technology; Linguistics; Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-104109ISBN: 9786057162328 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-104109DiVA, id: diva2:1735498
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XII. International Conference on Socıal Research and Behavioral Sciences, Antalya, Turkey, November 12-13, 2022
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The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), r.: 202100-2924
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