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Media Literacy Audit (UK) 2008
http://tinyurl.com/5qfwbv
Media Literacy Audit - Report on UK children’s media literacy
The promotion of media literacy is a responsibility placed on Ofcom by Section 11 of the Communications Act 2003. Ofcom’s definition of media literacy, developed after formal consultation with stakeholders is ‘the ability to access, understand and create communications in a variety of contexts’.
This report is structured according to the elements in this definition.
Across the UK we continue to see increased take-up and use of key media and newer technologies, particularly the internet, mobile phones, MP3 players and digital cameras, in households with children ....
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Google Generation... is a myth
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2008/01/googlegen.aspx
Google Generation... is a myth
A new report, commissioned by JISC and the British Library, counters the common assumption that the ‘Google Generation’ – young people born or brought up in the Internet age – is the most adept at using the web. The report by the CIBER research team at University College London claims that, although young people demonstrate an ease and familiarity with computers, they rely on the most basic search tools and do not possess the critical and analytical skills to asses the information that they find on the web.
The report ‘Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future’ also shows that research-behaviour traits that are commonly associated with younger users – impatience in search and navigation, and zero tolerance for any delay in satisfying their information needs – are now the norm for all age-groups, from younger pupils and undergraduates through to professors.
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Speak Up Project : 2007 Report (USA)
http://tinyurl.com/5n552o
Speak Up Project
A view of what kids, teachers, parents and school leaders in the US think of ICT and ICT in education.
Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay), the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. The Speak Up Project has three primary goals:
• To collect & report on what key education stakeholders think about key 21st century education issues such as technology use within learning, science and math instruction and job/career preparation.
• To raise awareness about the importance of including student, educator and parent voices in national and local discussions on these critical issues to our society and economy.
• To stimulate new local conversations and support school & community efforts to improve educational opportunities for all students.
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Children ignoring online dangers
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/EUKidsOnline/
Children ignoring online dangers
Children across Europe are being exposed to online threats but remain apathetic to the risks, according to research by EU Kids Online.
The findings, collated from research published in 21 European countries, suggest that social networking is a large part of the problem.
Our research has found substantial amounts of bullying, harassment and unwanted sexual messages
EU Kids Online believes that social networking sites could do more to advise teenagers about their privacy and ensure that they understand the implications of disclosing personal details.
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YouGov poll : 21st Century Pupils Log-on to Learn
http://tinyurl.com/2k7g6o
YouGov poll : 21st Century Pupils Log-on to Learn (Jan2008)
"RM commissioned a YouGov poll into the ways that technology is changing how young people in Britain learn. The poll was conducted online, so there should necessarily be a caution in assuming that the results are representative of all young people, especially since the theme is use of technology."
This year's RM "School Gate Survey" questioned 1,501 11-16 year olds across Britain, and examined their thoughts on the impact of IT on their learning and the value they place on it.
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ICT offers new opportunities for girls
http://www.connect-bangladesh.org/content/view/466/101/
ICT offers new opportunities for girls
In many developing countries, girls are still not enjoying equal educational, economic and social rights. Information and Communication Technology can help open up new doors of opportunities for young girls and women.
Girls should be given access to ICT for the same reasons as boys. They need to acquire ICT skills for their educational progress, personal development, and employment opportunities. However, girls are often excluded from taking advantage of new technologies as tools for empowerment by socio-economic and cultural factors.
These social discrepancies have been pointed out by development experts in a conference titled "ICT and Girls Empowerment", organized by Relief International-Schools Online, a US-based organization in partnership with Democracy Watch in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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ICT In Schools: Trends, Innovations & Issues In 2006-2007
http://insight.eun.org/ww/en/pub/insight/misc/specialreports/ict_in_schools_.htm
ICT In Schools: Trends, Innovations & Issues In 2006-2007.
This paper aims to provide an overview of the situation of ICT in schools in the years 2006 and 2007. It concentrates on the following areas:
- State and progress of ICT infrastructure and use;
- Results of the impact of ICT in schools;
- Examples of national policies and innovations;
- Issues for schools.
EUN regularly carries out extensive monitoring and research activities in various fields related to ICT integration in schools, such as describing and analysing ICT policies within the Insight observatory, gathering of innovative practices of schools involved in EU funded projects, leading the Internet safety network and EUN content related projects, which promote the learning resource exchange (LRE) for schools.
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What do students do online?
http://21centuryconnections.com/node/330
What do students do online? ... some percentage statistics
Letting Social Networking into Schools
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ICT use and familiarity in Australia
http://www.acer.edu.au/enews/0710_mon62.html
ICT use and familiarity in Australia
An ACER research monograph describes Australian students' access to and use of computers raising serious equity issues in the process.
The monograph complements the 2005 OECD report Are students ready for a technology-rich world?: What PISA studies tell us, which provided a profile of ICT use for the 32 OECD and partner countries that participated in the ICT Literacy option in PISA 2003.
The 2005 OECD report found that Australian students are among the world’s leading users of computers in education both at school and in the home. Specific findings included:
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Internet usage in Britain 2007
http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/microsites/oxis/
Internet usage in Britain 2007
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ICT in Schools Statistics (USA)
http://www.schooldata.com/pdfs/Key_Findings_ADS_Report.pdf
ICT in Schools Statistics (USA)
America? Digital Schools 2006: A Five-Year Forecast provides your business with insight and analysis on the growth in one-to-one computing and extensive forecast of growth in purchasing by 2011. Through an exclusive distribution agreement with the study? authors, MDR customers can order this highly anticipated, 182-page report, including more than 250 data tables and charts, online now at www.schooldata.com
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Internet's future in 2020 debated
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5370688.stm
Internet's future in 2020 debated
The internet will be a thriving, low-cost network of billions of devices by 2020, says a major survey of leading technology thinkers.
The Pew report on the future internet surveyed 742 experts in the fields of computing, politics and business.
More than half of respondents had a positive vision of the net's future but 46% had serious reservations.
Almost 60% said that a counter culture of Luddites would emerge, some resorting to violence.
The Pew Internet and American Life report canvassed opinions from the experts on seven broad scenarios about the future internet, based on developments in the technology in recent years.
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ICT for Gypsy and Traveller young people
http://childpolicyinfo.childreninscotland.org.uk/index/news-app?story=4959
ICT for Gypsy and Traveller young people, UK 09/06/06
Research sponsored by the Scottish Executive looking at the experiences of Gypsy/Traveller pupils in interactive communications technology (ICT) in schools.
The document highlights the importance of Gypsy/Traveller pupils using ICT to help with their schooling.
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Information Technology in Education
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind06/c1/c1s4.htm#c1s4l3
Information Technology in Education : A (USA) National Science Foundation report finds that greater access to IT resources in elementary and secondary schools over the last twenty years has been a big plus for disadvantaged students.
The United States has made great progress in introducing and upgrading information technology (IT) in classrooms, school libraries, and computer labs over the past decade.
Information Technology in Education | Trends in IT Access at School | Trends in IT Access at Home | IT Use at School and at Home | Teacher Preparation for Using IT and Technical Support |
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Computer and Internet Use by Children 2003 USA
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005111
Rates of Computer and Internet Use by Children in Nursery School and Students in Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade: 2003
This Issue Brief describes the percentage of students in grades 12 or below who used computers or the Internet in 2003. The Brief highlights the fact that computer and Internet use is commonplace and begins early. Even before kindergarten, a majority of children in nursery school use computers and, and 23 percent use the Internet.
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Computers and Student Learning
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=619101
Computers and Student Learning: Bivariate and Multivariate Evidence on the Availability and Use of Computers at Home and at School
We estimate the relationship between students' educational achievement and the availability and use of computers at home and at school in the international student-level PISA database. Bivariate analyses show a positive correlation between student achievement and the availability of computers both at home and at schools. However, once we control extensively for family background and school characteristics, the relationship gets negative for home computers and insignificant for school computers.
Thus, the mere availability of computers at home seems to distract students from effective learning.
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Internet and American Life
http://www.pewinternet.org/
Internet & American Life : reports "that [explore] the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life."
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ICT in Education in Hong Kong - Research
http://sitesdatabase.cite.hku.hk/online/index_eng.asp
ICT in Education in Hong Kong - Research
- To identify and provide rich descriptions for innovative, technology-based pedagogical practices that are considered valuable by each country and that might be considered for large-scale implementation or adoption by schools in other countries.
- To provide information to national and local policy-makers who can use it to make decisions related to ICT and the role it might play in advancing their countries' educational goals and addressing educational needs and problems.
- To provide teachers and other practitioners with new ideas about how they can use ICT to improve classroom practices.
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SITES : Second IT in Education Study
http://www.sitesm2.org/
SITES Module 2 (M2) is an international qualitative study of innovative pedagogical practices that use information and communication technology (ICT). In each participating country, national panels will use common selection criteria, modified by national context, to identify innovative classrooms. National research teams will use a common set of case study methods to collect data on the pedagogical practices of teachers and learners, the role that ICT plays in these practices, and the contextual factors that support and influence them.
ICT | research | IT |
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IFLA International Research Reference Group
http://farrer.csu.edu.au/principal/survey/report.html
Teaching information problem solving in primary schools: An information literacy survey | What does it mean to teacher-librarians? | Teaching information problem solving in primary schools: An information literacy survey | Leadership for collaboration: Making vision work | The Role of the Principal in an Information Literate School Community | ICT | IT | research |
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The Role of the Principal in an Information Literate School
http://www.kolumbus.fi/lighthouse/pdfs/alabam4.pdf
The Role of the Principal in an Information Literate School
IT | ICT | principal |
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CITE Centre for IT in Schools and Teacher Education
http://www.cite.hku.hk/
CITE : Centre for Information Technology in Schools and Teacher Education
CITE has 2 key research foci:
1. Development of computer supported collaborative learning environments to support self-directed learning activities of students and collaborative professional development of teachers.
2. Explore and establish patterns of IT implementation in schools and models of good practices in the integration of IT in teaching and learning This strand of research is very important not only from an academic perspective. More importantly, this research will hopefully provide a precious knowledge base to support the teacher education activities of the Faculty.
Hong Kong | hk | ICT | IT | research |
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Website Usability for Children
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20020414.html
Our usability study of kids found that they are as easily stumped by confusing websites as adults. Unlike adults, however, kids tend to view ads as content, and click accordingly. They also like colorful designs, but demand simple text and navigation.
To find out how kids really use the Web, we conducted usability studies with 55 children who varied in age from 6 to 12 (first through fifth graders). We tested 39 kids in the United States and 16 in Israel, to broaden the international applicability of our recommendations.
IT | ICT | research | Testing Children's Web Use | Usability Problems Hurt Kids | Age-Appropriate Content | Differences between Children and Adult Users | Advertising Works | Gender Differences | Cool Content, Simple Interaction |
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State of the States - USA
http://www.edweek.org/sreports/tc99/articles/st-intro.htm
The following are sources for some of the bulleted information that precedes each state's technology-policy update.
Students per Internet-Connected Computer | Hours of Technology Training for Typical Teacher |
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