Using web-based resources in learning : factors that affect degree students' readiness / Peridah Bahari and Salina Hamed

Bahari, Peridah and Hamed, Salina (2007) Using web-based resources in learning : factors that affect degree students' readiness / Peridah Bahari and Salina Hamed. Social and Management Research Journal, 4 (2). pp. 71-82. ISSN 1675-7017

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Abstract

The widespread acceptance of Web Technology in our tertiary institutions has brought about changes in the style, quantity and variety ofresources that are made available to students. Fundamentally new learning environment is provided f or students. On the other hand, there is still question about student readiness in using the abundant resources made available to them on the Web. This study examines students' readiness in using web-based resources. Variables that were look ed into are demographic background, level of technology usage, level of computer resour ces usage and their perspective on technology. 294 qu estionnaires were distribut ed randomly to degr ee engineering students (electrical, mechanical and civil). Based on students' ability on using web-based resources, result obtainedfrom quantitative data showe d there was a significant difference between student from different semesters (F = 4.032, P = 0.000) and their accommodation (t =7.255 and p = 0.007). Results ofthe Pearson correlation analysis revealed that there was a fair degree ofrelationship between students' ability and students' attitude on web-based resources (r = 0.310, P = 0.000)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Web-based resources, technology, readiness
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Types of education > Humanistic education. Liberal education > Computer-assisted education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Web databases
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunication > Computer networks. General works > Web applications
Divisions: Institute of Research, Development and Commercialization (IRDC)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 08:04
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 03:42
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13037

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