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Echazarra, Alfonso – OECD Publishing, 2018
In the growing world of digital technology everything is about speed: computer processors have doubled their performance every two years for decades; the future 5G mobile phone generation is predicted to be about 100 times faster than the current 4G and 20 000 times faster than the "ancient" 3G; and, according to the International…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Use, Use Studies, Adolescents
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Maguth, Brad M. – Social Studies, 2013
Over 75 percent of teens have a cell phone, and today's youth are increasingly turning to their cell phones to communicate and access information (Pew Internet 2009). As teens gain access and use mobile devices outside of the classroom, there's been a growing movement for teachers to enlist the digital tools students really use and are…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Studies, Educational Technology
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Lally, Vic; Sclater, Madeleine – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2012
The aim of the Inter-Life Project was to investigate the use of virtual worlds and creative practices to support the acquisition of transition skills for young people to enhance their management of important life events. In particular, the authors have been investigating the role of the Inter-Life virtual worlds in supporting the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Social Systems, Internet
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Asselin, Marlene; Moayeri, Maryam – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
Competency in the new literacies of the Internet is essential for participating in contemporary society. Researchers studying these new literacies are recognizing the limitations of traditional methodological tools and adapting new technologies and new media for use in research. This paper reports our exploration of usability testing software to…
Descriptors: Homework, Research Tools, Protocol Analysis, Internet
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Sweeny, Sheelah M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Writing, for adolescents who live in an age of digital communication, has taken on new importance and plays a prominent role in the way they socialize, share information, and structure communication. New literacies expand the literacy realm by considering the skills needed to function using media other than the printed page. Internet resources can…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Literacy Education, Internet, Writing Instruction
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Tan, Kok Eng; Ng, Melissa L. Y.; Saw, Kim Guan – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2010
Among a number of urban adolescents in Malaysia, going online is a much valued practice. They are regularly drawn to the Internet to engage in activities across school, nonschool, mainstream and alternative domains. The aim of this study is to know more about what these adolescents do online. Data on the online activities were collected from 535…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Internet, Urban Areas