In this qualitative study we are examining
patterns of Internet (and computer/media use) among Icelandic students.
Graduate students in the spring course Net-based learning and teaching
in the ICT program at Iceland Univeristy of Education will gather
qualitative data on the Internet use of children and adolescents.
Most of the students are teachers in primary or secondary
schools or preschools. Each graduate student is asked
to select randomly a two boys and two girls from the classes/schools
in which they teach and with permission from them and parents/guardians
interview the children and observe their Internet use in the school.
If that is not possible they will gather similar data from
an equal number of children at home. The description of Internet/computer
use is being gathered in a database connected to this web without
any personal identifiers (except gender and age of those who were
studied). These data are in Icelandic with preliminary coding done
by the participating graduate students. A small number
of graduate students have been invited to participate further in
the study with tasks including further data analysis, literature
review, presentations of the study at conferencing, and web design.
the data collection - a web created by Sigurbjörg Jóhannesdóttir
and Hrund Gautadóttir with video clips showing data gathering.
Some results from the project -Presentation at the the KHI Reserch
Centre's 2002 conference on teaching and learning.