Diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational platforms are essential to achieve fairness in society and integrated communities. This mini-track considers topics related to intersections between gender, age, ethnicity, culture, disabilities, and socioeconomic status and how they relate to education (both in information systems and other disciplines). The focus lies on the role of technology in education (including e-learning and open education) addressing both digital literacy (including also aspects of societal changes, opportunities, and risks) and specific media usage skills.
We welcome submissions, both as full research papers and research in progress. Submissions could include theory development, literature reviews, or practical teaching cases from various research traditions, including qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, or design science.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Challenges and opportunities of equality, diversity, and inclusion in education
- The inclusion/exclusion dichotomy of (open) education
- Using ICT to promote and achieve an inclusive education
- Digital transformation and the future of (open) education
- Educational opportunities and challenges of marginalized groups
- Gender issues in education, e.g., stereotypes, values, roles, etc.
- Implications for policy and practice in education, open education, and e-learning