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ERIC Number: ED493998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
A Theoretical Framework for Organizing the Effect of the Internet on Cognitive Development
Johnson, Genevieve Marie
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications (18th, Orlando, FL, 2006)
The number of children and adolescents accessing the Internet as well as the amount of time online are steadily increasing. The most common online activities include playing video games, navigating web sites, and communicating via chat rooms, email, and instant messaging. A theoretical framework for understanding the effects of Internet use on cognitive development is presented. The proposed framework, based on the cognitive information processing model, the sociocultural perspective, and the PASS cognitive processing model, organizes previous research in terms of the cognitive consequences of common online activities. From a cognitive-developmental perspective, the Internet is a cultural tool that influences cognitive processes and an environmental stimulus that contributes to the formation of specific cognitive architecture. (Contains 1 figure.) [This paper was published in: ED-MEDIA 2006 Proceedings. p3041-3048]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A