ERIC Number: EJ1032281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Pakistani Students' Perceptions about Use of the Internet in Their Academic Activities
Ali, Zarqa S.
E-Learning and Digital Media, v11 n3 p222-230 2014
The aim of the study is to explore Pakistani university students' use of the Internet in their studies and their perceptions of online academic life. Findings show that Internet use for academic purposes has both positive and negative aspects. There is a gender difference in Pakistani students' perceptions about the use of the Internet in their academic activities. While both genders agree that the Internet plays a role in their academic activities, female students have more positive perceptions about its use in their education than do males. It is also evident that users and non-users have different perceptions. The non-users disagree with the scope of the Internet in the academic activities of students, while the users agree that the Internet has a positive role in students' academic pursuits.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Learning Activities, Mass Media Use, Use Studies, Gender Differences, Preferences, College Students, Electronic Learning, Individual Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan