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ERIC Number: EJ927490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Net Generation at Social Software: Challenging Assumptions, Clarifying Relationships and Raising Implications for Learning
Valtonen, Teemu; Dillon, Patrick; Hacklin, Stina; Vaisanen, Pertti
International Journal of Educational Research, v49 n6 p210-219 2010
This paper takes as its starting point assumptions about use of information and communication technology (ICT) by people born after 1983, the so called net generation. The focus of the paper is on social networking. A questionnaire survey was carried out with 1070 students from schools in Eastern Finland. Data are presented on students' ICT-skills generally; their access to the Internet; their use of social software; and time spent on the Internet compared to watching television. Results show that whereas there are some general characteristics of ICT use that can be applied to net generation students, when it comes to social networking there are differences in the way they use software. A critique is offered of generalisations about the net generation and some implications for learning arising from the findings are discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland