Exploring Hong Kong Youth’s Engagement with Digital Technologies Outside School

  • Liping DengEmail author
  • Jan Connelly
  • Miki Lau
  • Kelly Y. L. Ku
Conference paper


This study reports a survey study exploring Hong Kong secondary school students’ engagement with digital technologies outside school. In particular, we seek to depict how the youth use mobile phone and computers in their daily life and sought to compare their use of digital tools for personal and school-related purposes. Variables including age and gender are also explored to help better understand their impact on youth’s use of digital technologies. The results have shown that the Hong Kong teenagers are avid users of smartphones and computer. Although there are noted difference between their digital engagement in their daily life and for school-related work, technology especially social networking sites becomes increasingly important in their learning.


Digital technologies Hong Kong Informal learning Mobile phone 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liping Deng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Connelly
    • 2
  • Miki Lau
    • 2
  • Kelly Y. L. Ku
    • 2
  1. 1.Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Education StudiesHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongChina

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