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Hinostroza, J. Enrique; Matamala, Carolina; Labbé, Christian; Claro, Magdalena; Cabello, Tania – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
This paper presents the results of an analysis of secondary students' computer use, aimed at understanding how different factors influence the profile of activities carried out by students with computers. The analysis is based on the data from a national study aimed at measuring students' Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Computer Use, Internet
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Beckman, Karley; Bennett, Sue; Lockyer, Lori – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
Despite significant research in the field of educational technology, there is still much we do not fully understand about students' experiences with technology. This article proposes that research in the field of educational technology would benefit from a sociological framing that pays attention to the understandings and lives of learners. Within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Secondary School Students
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Richardson, John M. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
During a series of high school English and Drama class trips to the theatre, so many students were online, the entire back row often glowed blue. Although much of the literature suggests that information and communication technologies are benign and neutral, this back-row collision of digital and live culture signals to teachers that technology is…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Adolescents, High School Students
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Walker, Trenia L. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
This article explores the use of media texts in contemporary high school social studies classrooms. Much of the current research regarding media education in social studies classes has focused on history classes and has centered on small idealized samples of both teachers and students. This study, based on the observations conducted in eight…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Social Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Classroom Research