Students, teachers, and parents in cyberspace: Educational issues on the Internet
Samuel Jason Plambeck, California State University, Fullerton, United States
California State University, Fullerton . Awarded
This study examines student, teacher, and parent perceptions of educational issues. This was accomplished through a content analysis of Internet messages found on Usenet newsgroups related to education. Messages were classified according to the presence or absence of seven educational issues that had been identified through a review of the literature. Two hundred eighty-five messages were selected for the population with 100 of those messages being randomly selected for the sample. One hundred messages were content analyzed to discover which educational issues Internet writers were discussing. Using crosstabulation analysis of the responses, it was found that very few messages from any of the writer groups discussed educational problems or reforms. These results suggest that the Internet writers are not on the cutting edge of a revolution in education. These writers' main concern is student learning within the context of current educational practice.
Plambeck, S.J. Students, teachers, and parents in cyberspace: Educational issues on the Internet. Master's thesis, California State University, Fullerton.
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