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 (SMRJ), 4 (2). pp. 71-82. ISSN 1675-7017


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
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Bahari, Peridah
Hamed, Salina
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. Traffic monitoring > Web applications
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 71-82
Keywords: Web-based resources, technology, readiness
Date: 2007
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