sábado, 13 de agosto de 2016

"Internet Usage and Educational Outcomes Among 15-Year-Old Australian Students" @PossoAlb Alberto Posso

Hoy traemos a este espacio para la lectura el estudio titulado "Internet Usage and Educational Outcomes Among 15-Year-Old Australian Students" del profesor ALBERTO POSSO de la  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, publicado en el International Journal of Communication 10(2016), 3851–3876

Este economista, nos presenta el paper así: 
Children in rich countries are using the Internet for social networking and gaming at very high rates, particularly in Australia. This study addresses whether these activities affect educational achievement in mathematics, reading, and science using the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2012 Program for International Student Assessment data set. The results suggest that using online social networks reduces academic achievement. Conversely, playing online games increases scores. It is argued that although both activities are associated with a high opportunity cost of study, video games potentially allow students to apply and sharpen skills learned in school. Skipping school, failing an academic year in the past, and being indigenous are also important predictors of underachievement.

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