ERIC Number: EJ1113013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
How Do Students Evaluate Computer Use for Learning?
Lu, Jiamei; Li, Daqi; Stevens, Carla; Ye, Renmin
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v54 n6 p793-815 Oct 2016
Using Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, an international education database, this study analyzed the evaluations of computer use for academic learning by 15-year-old students from seven Edu-systems (unit in PISA) in Eastern Asia. Six variables were identified in association with students' evaluations of computer use including whether it is (a) useful, (b) fun, (c) resourceful, (d) troublesome, (e) unsuitable, and (f) unreliable. The results revealed differences not only among the Edu-systems but also between males and females. In addition, differences related to students' access to computer and Internet at home and family education levels were also noted in the study. Some aspects of the evaluations were significantly correlated with students' abilities, attitudes, interests, popularity, achievements, time spent on information technology (IT) at home, and use of IT at school. The results showed how middle and high school students in these countries and regions perceived the use of computer for learning. It was hoped that the findings would provide meaningful implications for practitioners in the fields of education, computer and IT, and instructional equipment development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Usability, Gender Differences, Access to Computers, Internet, Family Characteristics, Correlation, Middle School Students, High School Students, Information Technology, Questionnaires, Comparative Education, Personality Traits, Student Characteristics, Ability, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Student Interests, Peer Acceptance, Educational Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Time on Task, Statistical Analysis, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); Hong Kong; Japan; Macau; South Korea; Taiwan (Taipei)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment