6(th), 7(th) and 8(th) graders' attitudes towards online homework assignment sites


Altun E. H.

TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.7, no.4, pp.5-18, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-18

Abstract

This study has pedagogical implications in view of rapidly growing technological development and widespread use of the Internet in instruction. The spread of online homework sites with highly commercial aims has opened a new research area regarding the structure, aim and the significant role of homework in education. Particularly, the changes in students' preparing homework behaviours have caused new educational, ethical and financial problems for educational policy makers, teachers and parents. The main purpose of this study was to discern the 6(th), 7(th) and 8(th) grade students' attitudes towards Online Homework Sites (OHS). A scale was administered to 737 students in Aegean region of Turkey.