Title
Flemish high school students' everyday use of communication technologies for schoolwork-related communication Flemish high school students' everyday use of communication technologies for schoolwork-related communication
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Colchester ,
Subject
Educational sciences
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Journal of children and media. - Colchester
Volume/pages
6(2012) :3 , p. 367-383
ISSN
1748-2798
1748-2801
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c:vabb:327332
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/096147/82155152704.pdf
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2011.619550
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