Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Computer Science

Title

Evaluating ICT literacy differences in arts and science students

Language

English

Abstract

There has been increasing responsibility placed upon the tertiary education institutes to equip their students with ICT skills. The main purpose of this study is to understand and explain the performance difference of Arts and Science undergraduate students in the study of an ICT course. The results obtained show no significant differences between the two groups of students on the overall score of the ICT topics. However, Arts students scored significant higher for the topic "IT Challenges" while Science students scored higher for the topic "Connecting to the Internet". Our conjecture, as supported by some related work in the literature, is that it is the learning style of students of different disciplines being a key factor causing the score differences.

Keywords

Ict literacy, Learning styles

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Journal of Next Generation Information Technology

Volume

3

Issue

1

Start Page

1

End Page

6

Publisher

Advanced Institute of Convergence Information Technology

DOI

10.4156/jnit.vol3.issue1.1

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.4156/jnit.vol3.issue1.1

ISSN (print)

20928637

ISSN (electronic)

22339388

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