Instant messaging in primary schools

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dc.contributor.author Maher, Damian en_US
dc.contributor.editor B.G. Kutais en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:31:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:31:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010001290 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Maher Damian 2011, 'Instant messaging in primary schools', Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 81-95. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-61668-745-8 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17805
dc.description.abstract The use of instant messaging (IM) in primary schools is a recent phenomenon having been around for less than 10 years in most schools with internet access. There is an expectation by Educational authorities, parents, teachers and students that interactive technologies such as IM be included as part of learning experiences. To date there has been very little research examining the use of IM with primary school students. The use of IM has the potential to change the nature of education by expanding the range of participants with whom students can interact, both while at school and in their homes. Students now have access to experts online and other community members which vastly increases their access to different ideas and opinions. In addition, students can interact with other students who are geographically distant which enables increased cultural awareness. Students are also able to interact with each other, family members and their teachers while at home, which is dissolving the boundaries between school and home. Access to other participants via IM has brought with it new challenges. In particular, the safety of students online has been a main focus of schools, parents, educational authorities and Governments and is examined in this chapter. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Nova Science Publishers en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Instant messaging in primary schools en_US
dc.parent Internet policies and issues, volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 81 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 95 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130306 en_US
dc.personcode 998011 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Educational Technology and Computing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords internet, education, learning, communication, ICT en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 998011 en_US


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