Digital Disconnect: Students' Perceptions and Experiences with the Internet and Education
Douglas Levin, Jennifer Richardson, Sousan Arafeh, American Institutes for Research, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In close collaboration with the staff of the Pew Internet & American Life Project (www.pewinternet.org), the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is conducting a qualitative study on the impact of the Internet on schooling and education from the perspective of middle and high school students. Primarily through the conduct of multiple in-person focus groups that are being held across the country, we focus on the behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes of middle and high school students about access to and use of the Internet for schooling, including (intended and unintended) outcomes of those uses. Other data collection strategies include the surveying of focus group participants (to better describe our sample), as well as the online solicitation of stories about the use of the Internet for education directly from students.
Levin, D., Richardson, J. & Arafeh, S. (2002). Digital Disconnect: Students' Perceptions and Experiences with the Internet and Education. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 51-52). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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