School children and informal online education
Graduate school of Economy,
Higher School of Economics.
Informal education can be determined as acquiring and accumulating knowledge through everyday communication. Thanks to ICT modern school children receive education in situation when they can be a part of such communication all the time. Usage of online –resources for self-education by Russian school children has not yet been the topic of scientific research.
Kids aged from 12 to 17 represent 8% of Russian online users (TNS, 2013). 89% of teenagers (aged from 12-17) use internet every day or almost every day (FID)
- Create a map of resources of informal education in Russian segment of Internet;
- Summarize results of domestic research of usage of new media by school children for informal education depending on different factors (digital literacy, characteristics of family, etc.);
- Analyze data of 21st wave of Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (HSE, 2013) on usage of digital media for informal education by children; detect factors that affects such usage.
Methods of the research: analysis of publications on educational potential of new media, digital inequity, digital competence, influence of ICT on socialization of school kids; analysis and classification of online resources that can be used for informal education in Russian segment of Internet; statistical analysis of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS HSE) 2013. Usage of Internet by Russian school children was assessed by their parents.
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