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ERIC Number: EJ1102932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
6th, 7th and 8th Graders' Attitudes towards Online Homework Assignment Sites
Altun, Eralp
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v7 n4 p5-18 Oct 2008
This study has pedagogical implications in view of rapidly growing technological development and widespread use of the Internet in instruction. The spread of online homework sites with highly commercial aims has opened a new research area regarding the structure, aim and the significant role of homework in education. Particularly, the changes in students' preparing homework behaviours have caused new educational, ethical and financial problems for educational policy makers, teachers and parents. The main purpose of this study was to discern the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students' attitudes towards Online Homework Sites (OHS). A scale was administered to 737 students in Aegean region of Turkey. The results of the study indicated that 86.7% of the students used the OHS and these students had positive attitudes towards OHS. Gender, school, grade, age, computer use proficiency and frequency, Internet use frequency, and education levels of parents appeared to have a statistically significant effect on the attitudes towards OHS.
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail: tojet@sakarya.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.tojet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey