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Usages d’Internet et implication dans le travail scolaire : approche ethnographique et quantitative d’étudiants de licence

Abstract : Uses of the Internet and involvement in school work: ethnographic and quantitative approach of undergraduate degree studentThe influence of Internet practices on student involvement in undergraduate work. This doctoral work looks at a particular aspect of first year students undergraduate experience, notably their level of scholarly involvement within the context of an increasingly prevalent digital world. Some key aspects of the study include documenting student appropriation, relationship to, and use of the Internet (strategies employed) within their academic studies. To examine the relationship between first year students Internet use and their academic studies, this study looked primarily at laptop usage during and outside of class over a period of three to six months. What is innovative about this study is its use of both non-digital and digital data collection methodologies. Non-digital data collection included observation, questionnaire and interviews. Digital data collection, via software, which was installed on students computers, permitted an extremely detailed, account of undergraduate digital practices. The analysis within and between these numerous data collection approaches provided a more in-depth understanding of students digital practices ( the particular use of social media in academic studies) and enabled an examination of the coherency between reported practices and actual practices recorded (the organization of breaks or the continuous use of the Internet during school work). This study shows that the use of the Internet by students is not homogeneous to this population and the impact it can have on studies is more complex than it seems
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Géraldine Foin. Usages d’Internet et implication dans le travail scolaire : approche ethnographique et quantitative d’étudiants de licence. Sociologie. Université de Lorraine, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018LORR0122⟩. ⟨tel-01954179⟩



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