Preparation for E-Learning: An Australian Study (2001)

Preparation for E-Learning: An Australian Study (2001)

Andrew Stein (Victoria University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-739-1.ch009
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Abstract

University students require considerable computer literacy to enter and then succeed at their studies. Many courses, whether technology focused or not, are using advanced Web technology to deliver digital content via e-learning. This chapter explores the changing nature of information and communication technology (ICT) literacy of university students and explores whether gender and age factors affect student’s ICT literacy and Web usage. The primary focus of this chapter is to ascertain if transition or freshman students are prepared for the e-learning regimes they will encounter in higher education. Main findings show that there is a significant difference in how females and males use the Web and first-year (transition) students come to university with advanced ICT and Web literacy.

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