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Internet usage and educational outcomes

Posted on 22 Aug 2016 with 0 comments
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While previous studies of internet use amongst adolescents have looked at factors such as well-being, depression and social isolation, in this analysis of the Programme for International Assessment (PISA) 2012 data Associate Professor Alberto Posso from RMIT University focussed on how internet use affects educational outcomes. Using the PISA survey questions, the study reviewed educational outcomes and three types of internet use among 15 year olds who:

  1. Use online social networks – including Facebook, Twitter and general online chatting
  2. Play online games – including multiplayer and solo games
  3. Use internet for school - at home use of internet for school purposes, including homework or contacting a teacher

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How learners process feedback

Posted on 26 Jul 2016 with 0 comments
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Feedback consistently rates as an important and effective strategy in learning. Providing the right feedback at the right time to the right learner presents a real challenge for teachers in a classroom situation. Research into how learners process feedback by Timms, DeVelle and Lay (2016) is timely. Their interest in how participants (13-14 years old) respond to different types of feedback after correct and incorrect responses while using an online system provides an in-depth consideration of what is involved in receiving feedback.


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