I learning: the role of the internet and interactive services in youth social learning, school and wellbeing

Hume, Margee and Sullivan Mort, Gillian (2012) I learning: the role of the internet and interactive services in youth social learning, school and wellbeing. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 17 (3). pp. 61-81.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research has been to examine youth consumption of high-speed internet technology and online interactive services and their impact on school learning, social learning and well-being. With the advent of increased speed and capability of the internet, interest in the impact social media and internet usage on youth, social capital, youth anxiety and stress has been topical. Issues including cyber-bullying, stalking, impersonating others, hacking and spying, and bearing on personal brand have all been of interest to researchers with little research focussing on the positive learning outcomes such as school performance and social learning for this cohort. This research project investigates 10-14 years olds' attitudes to the internet, online practices and online usage to ascertain the relationship to learning and well-being.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Margee Hume
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2012 11:52
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 03:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: I learning; social learning; schoolwork; interactive services; Internet; youth; literacy; social capital
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21887

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