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ERIC Number: EJ909639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Students' Perceptions of the Appropriateness and Usefulness of the Internet for Schoolwork and the Value of School
Kolikant, Yifat Ben-David
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v41 n4 p407-429 2009
We examined students' perceptions of the appropriateness and usefulness of the Internet for schoolwork and its impact on their views on the value of school learning. We were motivated by the debate in the literature as to whether today's students are different because of the Internet, and consequently whether schools should change. An analysis of questionnaires completed by 262 students in public post-primary schools, with high access to the Internet at home and little opportunity to use it at school, revealed that most of the students use the Internet for schoolwork. In addition, most consider a bricolage-oriented work process to be useful and appropriate, and this perception correlates negatively with statements regarding the value of school learning. These results support the theoretical claim that there is a disconnect between students and schools. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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