(2012) The internet and informal learning: a report by UK Online Centres and ICM

in Quantitative
UK online centres & ICM

This report was commissioned to examine the impact of the internet and the online world on adult learning, and how people are taking advantage of the internet to learn new skills. 1,000 people were surveyed, representative of the total population of the UK, and 4 in 5 (77%) of all respondents were regular internet users. Findings reveal that using the internet as an informal learning tool appears to be largely age-driven, with those under 55 more likely to embrace new technology for research and learning. However, significant minority (20%) of over 75s reported using the internet for informal learning in the previous year.



online learning, ICT, internet, digital inclusion, digital exclusion