Primary school children's internet skills: a report on performance tests of operational, formal, information, and strategic internet skills

van Deursen, A.J.A.M., Görzig, Anke, van Delzen, M., Perik, H.T.M. and Stegeman, A.G. (2014) Primary school children's internet skills: a report on performance tests of operational, formal, information, and strategic internet skills. International Journal of Communication, 8. pp. 1343-1365. ISSN 1932-8036

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Abstract

The performance levels of fundamental (i.e., operational and formal) and advanced (i.e., information and strategic) Internet skills and their potential predictors were assessed among a sample of Dutch primary school children. The findings suggest that primary school children possess sufficient levels of fundamental but not advanced Internet skills and, hence, might not be able to make best use of important opportunities the Internet has to offer. Children employed very ineffective and inefficient search strategies and did not combine information to make beneficial decisions. Contrary to previous survey research findings, no performance differences among boys and girls were revealed when using actual performance tests. Training programs to support advanced Internet skills among primary school children should be considered. .

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: internet; skills; literacy; children
Subjects: Education
Social sciences > Communication and culture
Psychology
Social sciences
Depositing User: Anke Goerzig
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 17:06
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017 13:25
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1392

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