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Title:To learn or not to learn? The primary school students’ internet use for learning
Author(s):An, Jiaxin; Fu, Yicheng; Wang, Mingzhen; Liu, Chang
Subject(s):Internet
Primary school students
Learning
Abstract:This study explored primary school students’ usage of Internet for learning, and their attitudes towards using Internet. In this study, we recruited twenty-eight primary school students to write diaries on their Internet usage for learning and conducted focus groups to understand their thoughts and attitudes. The results showed that most primary students in our study regarded the Internet as a tool for fun rather than learning, so they rarely use Internet for learning. This study suggests that social factors like curricular requirements and parents’ attitude towards Internet have much influence on primary school students’ behaviors and attitudes towards the Internet, and provides advice for future guideline to motivate children to make better use of the Internet for their activities including learning in their everyday life.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:An, J., Fu, Y., Wang, M., & Liu, C. (2017). To Learn or not to Learn? The Primary School Students’ Internet Use for Learning. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 758-763). https://doi.org/10.9776/17335
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/96715
DOI:https://doi.org/10.9776/17335
Rights Information:Copyright 2017Jiaxin An, Yicheng Fu, Mingzhen Wang, and Chang Liu
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27


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