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Table 2 Items for the assessment of ICT Usage outside of school and at school

From: ICT Engagement: a new construct and its assessment in PISA 2015

ICT Usage outside of school
 Entertainment
  U1_1Playing one-player games
  U1_2Playing collaborative online games
  U1_3<Chatting online > (e.g. < MSN® >)
  U1_4Participating in social networks (e.g. < Facebook > , < MySpace >)
  U1_5Browsing the Internet for fun (such as watching videos, e.g. < YouTube™ >)
 Practical usage
  U2_1Using email
  U2_2Reading news on the Internet (e.g. current affairs)
  U2_3Obtaining practical information from the Internet (e.g. locations, dates of events)
 School-or-learning-related
  U3_1Browsing the Internet for schoolwork (e.g. for preparing an essay or presentation)
  U3_2Browsing the Internet to follow up lessons, e.g. for finding explanations
  U3_3Using email for communication with other students about schoolwork
  U3_4Using email for communication with teachers and submission of homework or other schoolwork
  U3_5Using social networks for communication with other students about schoolwork (e.g. < Facebook > , < MySpace >)
  U3_6Using social networks for Communication with teachers (e.g. < Facebook > , < MySpace >)
  U3_7Downloading, uploading or browsing material from my school’s website (e.g. timetable or course materials)
  U3_8Checking the school’s website for announcements, e.g. absence of teachers
  U3_9Doing homework on a computer
  U3_10Doing homework on a mobile device
ICT usage at school
 U4_1Using email at school
 U4_2Downloading, uploading or browsing material from the school’s website (e.g. < intranet >)
 U4_3Posting my work on the school’s website
 U4_4Playing simulations at school
 U4_5Practicing and drilling, such as for foreign language learning or mathematics
 U4_6Doing homework on a school computer
 U4_7Using school computers for group work and communication with other students
  1. Instruction in these scales were “How often do you use digital devices for the following activities at school?” and “How often do you use digital devices for the following activities outside of school?“, respectively