Youth Opinion Polls No. 208
Youth and Information Technology (I)
A Survey of e-Learning by Youth
2 October 2013
The Youth Research Centre conducted a survey in August and September on youth’s online learning behaviour. A total of 520 young people aged 10-24 were successfully polled through a territory-wide random sampling telephone survey.
The survey found that over two-thirds of the respondents had used online learning in the past 12 months for an average of 8.3 hours a week. Language (44.6%) and other academic subjects (43.6%) were the two major foci followed by personal interests (31.9%).
However over half (52.4%) said online Learning caused eye fatigue and over a third (37.4%) had reservations about the veracity or accuracy of online information.
Respondents at school were asked about tutoring services and said they most wanted English, followed by mathematics and Chinese. About 15% were interested in online tutoring for Liberal Studies.
Journal of Youth Studies
Serial No. 38
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