This study examines the Internet usage of high school students for educational purposes in relation to their learning approaches. In the study, 921 secondary school students were subjected, and Learning Process Questionnaire (LPQ) was used. This tool consisted of two dimension, deep learning and surface learning. According to the data obtained, surface learners use the Internet more when compared to deep learners, though they use it for non-instructional purposes. The ratios of the Internet use of deep learners for educational purposes are higher when compared to those of surface learners. Ratios of the Internet use for educational purposes by the students who are given assignments requiring the use of the Internet are higher. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.