Mapping Young People's Uses of Technology in Their Own Contexts – A Nationally Representative Survey
Becta Research Report, 2009
130 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2013
Date Written: March 1, 2009
This report presents findings from the third phase of data gathering during the initial year of the Learner and their Context research project, being carried out at the Oxford University Department of Education in association with Becta.
The aim of the Learner and their Context research is to gain up-to-date understandings about how a wide range of learners experience new technologies in their lives outside formal education, and the learning made possible by those experiences. The research is being conducted in support of the Government’s Harnessing Technology strategy.
This third phase of data gathering consisted of a survey of 1,069 young people who are representative of those aged 8, 12, 14 and 17-19 in the UK. The purposes of the survey were to: understand the use of a range of different technologies by young people in their lives outside formal education; provide a representative overview of young people’s uses of technologies that complements the other two qualitative phases of data gathering for this project that were conducted in year 1.
Keywords: young people, technology use, Internet use
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