The Need to Foster Creativity and Digital Inclusion among Women Users in Developing Context - Addressing Second Order Digital Divide in Online Skills

Chunfang Zhou, Aparna Purushothaman


This paper provides a literature review aiming to discuss the need for fostering creativity and digital inclusion among women students in developing contexts by addressing the second order digital divide in online skills. As the literature review indicates, we are in the change towards creative society and creativity is the core competency of students to be mastered in the digital age. The digital technologies also provide conditions of developing creativity, for example, YouTube can be regarded as a creative platform. This paper also discusses the links between creativity, learning and knowledge, digital divide in developing contexts especially the second order digital divide as the main barrier to women students’ learning. This further implies how to teach creativity more effectively in the future.


Second-order Digital Divide; Online Skills; Creativity; Gender

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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