"The teachers who instruct the most advanced American secondary school students render mixed verdicts about students’ research habits and the impact of technology on their studies."
Mines the nature of student research through the eyes of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, 77% believing that computers, technology, and the internet have a mostly positive impact on student scholarship.
Notes that, in seeming contradiction, 87% reported that technology is helping to raise a group of youth who are prone to distraction, moving from one page to the next without any complex thought. Shockingly, 99% of teachers surveyed still felt that the internet empowers students with more information resources and a wider variety than would be available otherwise. So, in the end the research points to problems but also to endless possibilities for students and teachers.
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Source is Pew Research Center.
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