Using the internet for academic purposes: Challenges for primary school children in Malaysia

Mohamed Shuhidan, S, Macauley, P and Reynolds, S 2010, 'Using the internet for academic purposes: Challenges for primary school children in Malaysia', in Gunilla Bradley (ed.) Proceedings of the ADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings, MCCIS 2010, Freiburg, Germany, 29-31 July 2010, pp. 162-166.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Using the internet for academic purposes: Challenges for primary school children in Malaysia
Author(s) Mohamed Shuhidan, S
Macauley, P
Reynolds, S
Year 2010
Conference name ADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings, MCCIS 2010
Conference location Freiburg, Germany
Conference dates 29-31 July 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the ADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings, MCCIS 2010
Editor(s) Gunilla Bradley
Publisher IADIS
Place of publication Freiburg, Germany
Start page 162
End page 166
Total pages 5
Abstract For some time now, in all types of schools, the curriculum has been integrated with online learning in order to meet the demands of an information and knowledge-based society. The Malaysian government has made a major investment in ICT programs for national schools in order to fulfill this demand. In Malaysian Smart Schools students participate in an ICT literacy program from Year 1 to Year 6. In Year 4 primary school children are introduced to the use of computers to access the Internet for school assignments and for personal use. It has been found that school children have difficulty in searching for information for academic purposes due to their limited knowledge of the Internet and web searching skills. This research paper, derived from doctoral research findings, attempts to identify the trends and challenges in the information seeking techniques of school children using the Internet for academic purposes.
Subjects Information Retrieval and Web Search
Keyword(s) Internet
information seeking
knowledge
skills
school children
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