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From: "Levin, Doug" <Dlevin@air.org>
Subject: National Research Study Seeking Your Help
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 18:48:27 -0500
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The Internet's Impact on School Project (IISP) is seeking stories from middle and high school students on how they use the Internet for school. The purpose of this email is to ask you to help us get the word out about the online data collection component (i.e., online contest) of IISP. Our site (http://www.air.org/yourstory) offers additional information about the online data collection, incentives for students participating in our contest, and our study.
There are many ways you can help us get the word out: forward this message to students or people who might know such students, give them the URL www.air.org/yourstory, or attach the animated banner (below) to a website and link it to our www.air.org/yourstory site.
Thank you very much for your help.
Doug Levin, Project Director
Sousan Arafeh, Deputy Project Director
American Institutes for Research
1000 Thomas Jefferson NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 944-5300
Fax: (202) 944-5454
The Internet's Impact on School Project (IISP) is being conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) on behalf of the Pew Internet & American Life Project (PIP). AIR (http://www.air.org) is an independent, non-profit research institute specializing in policy-relevant education research for the government, foundations, and associations. PIP (http://www.pewinternet.org) creates and funds academic-quality, scrupulously impartial research that explores the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.
IISP is a national study that seeks to describe the rich and varied ways that middle and high school students use the Internet for school and learning, their attitudes toward the Internet, and what they would like from their education. Data are being collected primarily through the conduct of focus groups of diverse students drawn from around the country. In addition, we are soliciting stories from students not able to participate in our focus groups via our project website. Our work will result in a report to be widely released in Spring 2002.
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