Plinius

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

PL 60/10: Digital divide in the classroom

Filed under: statistics — plinius @ 4:01 pm

A recent Norwegian survey shows a marked difference between teachers and students.

Students in Norwegian secondary schools are five to ten times as likely as their teachers to frequent social web sites and use the web interactively.

For instance: Four out of five teachers hardly used computers to chat or play at all – while two thirds of the students were chatting or playing games every day.

This is a regional, not a national study. But there is no reason why the results from Sogn and Fjordane county should be very different from those of the other eighteen regions. 

Appendix

How often do you use PCs outside school (work) participate in web communities and discussion fora (like Facebook, MySpace, SecondLife, etc.)?

How often do you use PCs outside school (work) to play, chat, etc.:

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