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ERIC Number: ED437068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Students and the World Wide Web: Issues of Confidence and Competence.
Watson, Jinx Stapleton
As students ponder their use of the new technologies in schools and at home, what issues are raised for librarians and teachers? Do teens exaggerate their confidence and competence as they report their perceptions of using technology? In this study, four 16 year olds discussed their personal experiences in using the Internet for work and for pleasure. The researcher asked the question: "How do you use the new electronic technologies?" Although the interviews followed an open-ended, conversational approach, the interviewer prompted subjects in similar ways by asking for examples. Subjects were also asked how they assessed sites and books as credible sources of information. Results indicate a pattern of developmentally specific activities for using the new technologies that differs from adult expectations. (Contains 16 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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