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ERIC Number: ED562297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
How Does the "Digital Generation" Get Help on Their Mathematics Homework?
van de Sande, Carla; Boggess, May; Hart-Weber, Catherine
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
Homework is a daily activity for at least twelve years of most students' school experience, and every assignment requires the time, energy, and emotional engagement of all those involved. Traditionally, students seeking homework help could refer to their class notes and textbooks, or ask their friends, tutors, and, perhaps, as last resort, their parents. Now, however, the Internet has greatly extended the set of resources to which students have ready access. By going online, students can read tutorials, watch videos, and even seek personalized homework help from a large community of others in online forums. Students who are currently in high school have grown up with computers, mobile devices, and other technologies that make Internet access a convenience, if not an expectation. Given their exposure to technology, together with an expanded pool of readily available resources, how do students today seek help on their homework? In particular, what resources (digital versus non-digital) do they favor and to what extent? This paper documents how a large population of USA high school students seeks help on their mathematics assignments. Comparisons between students in remedial, core, and advanced courses are also made. [For the full proceedings, see ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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