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Internet’s Educational Value

By Hortense M. Barber — December 12, 2006 1 min read

A summary of “Surveying the Digital Future” is posted by the Center for the Digital Future.

While about eight of every 10 students under age 18 responding to a survey said they believe using the Internet is very important for their schoolwork, most of the parents surveyed said they had not seen any improvement in their children’s grades since they began using the Internet at home, a report says.

The study by the University of Southern California surveyed more than 2,000 adults and youths throughout the United States over a six-year period asking questions about the effect of the Internet on their daily lives.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 13, 2006 edition of Education Week

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