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The same course, different access: the digital divide between urban and rural distance education students in South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Geography in Higher Education, November 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 370)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

Mentioned by

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9 news outlets
twitter
6 tweeters

Citations

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45 Dimensions

Readers on

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230 Mendeley
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Title
The same course, different access: the digital divide between urban and rural distance education students in South Africa
Published in
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, November 2019
DOI 10.1080/03098265.2019.1694876
Authors

Reuben Lembani, Ashley Gunter, Markus Breines, Mwazvita Tapiwa Beatrice Dalu

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 230 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 24 10%
Student > Bachelor 22 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 9%
Student > Master 17 7%
Unspecified 14 6%
Other 57 25%
Unknown 75 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 36 16%
Computer Science 27 12%
Unspecified 17 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 16 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 9 4%
Other 40 17%
Unknown 85 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 77. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 May 2021.
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#412,727
of 21,063,002 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Geography in Higher Education
#1
of 370 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,019
of 432,568 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Geography in Higher Education
#1
of 6 outputs
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