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Children and young people's uses of the internet for homework

Cranmer, Sue (2006) Children and young people's uses of the internet for homework. Learning, Media and Technology, 31 (3). pp. 301-315. ISSN 1743-9884

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Abstract

This article extends current research by more closely examining children and young people’s uses of the Internet for homework support within the familial context. In particular, it examines how young people find and deploy resources, how levels and quality of access influence use and the participation of other family members in homework support. It argues that whilst families view the Internet as a useful resource for homework, there are pitfalls which centre on the relatively high cost of home access in the UK. In some families, these costs may impact negatively on the affordances of the Internet for supporting homework and learning the functional skills and competencies needed to use the Internet autonomously.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Learning, Media and Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet ; children ; young people ; homework
Subjects: L Education
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 59820
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2012 11:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 10:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59820

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