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Analyses on Attitudes to Smart Education-related Variables Based on Parents’ Age, Levels of Education and Income

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2013, 18(11), pp.255-264
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science

김재훈 1 박영란 1 Lim, Keol 1

1건국대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research was conducted to analyze parents’ attitudes on the issues related to the Smart Education Initiative Korea. The questions included the usefulness of major digital tools for educational purposes, knowledge on the Smart Education, necessity for better educational methods, and Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) policy. A total of 432 response cases from the parents were analyzed considering the parents’ age, academic level, and income. As a result parents regarded desktop PCs as more effective tools for learning when compared to tablet PCs. Meanwhile, mobile devices and SNSs were hardly considered as instructional tools. Second,familarity and understanding of the Smart Education were proportional to household income and mothers’ education levels. Third, parents needed for the change in educational methods and agreed with the importance of students’ self-regulated learning, collaboration, inquiry ability and creativity. Fourth, regarding BYOD, parents were willing to buy devices with a reasonable price. In conclusion, it is required to reflect the results of the study when implementing the Smart Education throughout the nation.

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