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ERIC Number: ED545365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-12
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: 978-963-89559-3-7
Student Assessment of the Role of the New Media and Textbooks in Class and in Independent Learning
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan; Rajic, Višnja
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (Oslo, Norway, Jun 12-15, 2013)
The aim of this research is to assess the frequency of learning through the new media and from textbooks at home and in class, and the frequency of learning from exercise books, and the correlation according to the type of school and to the form the students attend. The survey conducted on a sample of secondary school students attending either vocational schools or gymnasia (N = 524) showed that students, regardless of the type of school and form they attend, most frequently tend to learn from their exercise books, and less frequently through the new media. The majority of students sometimes use textbooks from which to learn, both at home and at school. The findings also show that gymnasium and vocational school students who more frequently use textbooks in class also tend more often to learn from textbooks at home. Vocational school and gymnasium students, both in the first and in the fourth form, who more frequently use exercise books for learning, less frequently learn from textbooks at home. First and fourth form students who more frequently learn from exercise books less frequently learn through the new media. Students who more frequently use textbooks in class also tend to more frequently learn from textbooks at home. All the subsamples show that students learn significantly less frequently with the aid of the new media, regardless of how often they learn from textbooks and exercise books. This study shows that the new media have not yet attained sufficient presence in Croatian schools. [This paper was published in: "The Joy of Learning: Enhancing Learning Experience - Improving Learning Quality." Proceedings of the European Distance and E-Learning Network 2013 Annual Conference (Oslo, Norway, June 12-15, 2013). p937-946. ISBN 978-963-89559-3-7.]
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia