Internet and Education in Canada

The October 2007 issue of Statistics Canada’s publication Education Matters looks at how the Internet is being used by Canadian students. The article “Learning online: Factors associated with use of the Internet for education purposes” reveals that students mostly use the Internet for researching asssigments and distance education:

  • An estimated 4.2 million adult Canadians (two-thirds or 66% of those who went online for education purposes) used the Internet for finding information for projects/assignments
  • Just over one-quarter (26%) went online for distance education
  • Residents of rural and small-town areas are more likely to use the Internet for distance education than for online research

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