International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


The Internet as a Tool of Informal Learning: Greek Universities Students’ Opinions
Giavrimis Panagiotis

The aim of the present research is to record and study students’ opinions on the effects of the Internet on (informal) learning. The sample of present research consisted of 775 University students of various Schools and Departments in Greece. Of them 315 (40.6%) were men and 460 (59.4%) were women. From the opinions of students of our research it comes out that the Internet - with its environment and content - influences more than anything else users’ skills and their knowledge development. Also they refer that the use of the Internet is related to digital literacy and skills acquisition. Men and women’s opinions on the above-mentioned remarks tend to coincide with the exception of the effect of the Internet on individuals’ interpersonal relations. Moreover, from our research it comes up that there are two factors that influence individuals’ opinions: freedom of access and years that individuals use the PC.

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