An examination of students’ attitudes and preparedness for the introduction of ICT-enabled learning at university
Colin Hales, Barbara Fura
Citation: Position Papers of the 2013 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 1, pages 99–104 (2013)
Abstract. The article presents research results relating to the attitudes of students' towards a wider use of ICT in the education process (e-learning/blended learning). The analyses were conducted against the backdrop of the students' subjective assessment of their general computer aptitude as well as their access to and use of ICT. Results prove that students' opinions on the wider use of ICT in the learning process was influenced by a subjective assessment of their general computer skills. That level was in turn determined by factors including study specialization as well as socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents, such as gender, place of residence and age. Access to a computer/Internet had some influence upon familiarity with given applications and online activities. Research results confirm the presumption that students with a higher appraisal of their competence were more positively inclined towards a wider use of ICT than those with lower levels of competence.