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Factors affecting time and actual activities carried out by upper secondary school pupils when using computers and the internet in their free time, in respect to their learning outcome PROCEEDINGS

, , Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The current study surveyed upper secondary education pupils’ to find the correlation between time spent using computers, and the Internet, in their free time and their learning outcome. The data was collected at the end of September 2010. A sequential mixed method approach was used to answer the five research questions that guided this study. The survey was conducted among all pupils in the fourth grade of two selected lyceums (urban and rural). The sample was 441 pupils obtaining a response rate of 99.09%. The results of this study revealed that pupils that have a personal computer connected to the internet in their bedroom spent a statistically significant more time using it, every afternoon and during weekends for personal use, than the pupils that did not have a computer in their bedroom. Gender also plays an important role on the attitudes of pupils towards learning. Based on the results, girls seem to use the internet more than boys for activities relating to their lessons

Citation

Christoforidou, M. & Charalambous, K. (2014). Factors affecting time and actual activities carried out by upper secondary school pupils when using computers and the internet in their free time, in respect to their learning outcome. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 23, 2018 from .