Publication
Title
Flemish high school students' everyday use of communication technologies for schoolwork-related communication
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Abstract
By combining network data from a third grade in a Flemish high school (1415-year olds, N = 147) with interview data obtained from eighteen of the pupils, more insight is provided into high school students' everyday use of communication technologies (CT) for school-related communication. The study departs from an affordances of technology perspective, taking both technological characteristics of CT and social context factors into account for explaining CT use. Each technology provided a specific combination of affordances: SMS afforded information acquirement, and served as a communication hub; instant messaging afforded information acquirement, discussing groupwork and exchanging documents and E-mail afforded exchanging documents and discussing groupwork. The telephone was not frequently used for communication about school. The findings could not be explained by solely looking at technological characteristics: they needed to be interpreted (1) in the context of teens' overall use of CT and (2) by taking social context factors into account.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of children and media. - Colchester
Publication
Colchester : 2012
ISSN
1748-2798 [print]
1748-2801 [online]
Volume/pages
6:3(2012), p. 367-383
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
VABB-SHW
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Creation 21.08.2012
Last edited 02.04.2016
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