Migrants’ Use of Technologies: An Overview of Research Objects in the Field

By Simon Collin, Thierry Karsenti and Olivier Calonne.

Published by Journal of Technologies and Human Usability

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Today’s technologies have contributed strongly to the diversity and intensity of international migration, such that they may be considered an inherent aspect of migration. Migrants’ use of technologies has received increasing attention from researchers. Moreover, because the current research on technology use by migrants comprises a variety of research objects, it is difficult to gain an overall understanding of the field. Based on a literature review, this article proposes an overview of the field of technologies and migration as a “mapping” of the main research objects examined in this field.

Keywords: Migrants, Technology, Research Objects

Journal of Technologies and Human Usability, Volume 10, Issue 3-4, September 2015, pp.15-29. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: September 18, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 613.656KB)).

Prof. Simon Collin

Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thierry Karsenti

Professor, Faculty of education, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Olivier Calonne

UQAM, Montréal, Québec, Canada