Internet use equals computer literacy?

dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Shirley F.
dc.description.abstractThis study reports an analysis of IT use by undergraduate university students. The term ‘computer literacy’ is as widely used now, as it was previously, but the meaning has changed as has how and why computers are used. Thirty years ago computer literacy meant the ability to program in a main frame environment then moved to meaning using computers to manipulate data. Now computer literacy seems to mean a number of things, including being comfortable using on-line tools.The findings of this study indicate that there is little relationship between how a person rates their overall computing ability and how they rate their ability in specific areas. However, a paired samples t-test, between online and off-line activities, returned a significant (p < 0.05) mean difference between these two activities. This suggests further investigation is warranted.en
dc.identifier.citationGibbs, S. (2008). Internet use equals computer literacy? In Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ascilite Melbourne 2008.
dc.publisherascilite. Australasian Society For Computers In Learning In Tertiary Education.
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - ascilite. Australasian Society For Computers In Learning In Tertiary Education.en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2008 Shirley Gibbs The author assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions a non exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite web site and in other formats for Proceedings ascilite Melbourne 2008. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author.
dc.sourceAustralian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiery Education (ascilite) 2008en
dc.subjecton-line computer literacyen
dc.subjectoff-line computer literacyen
dc.subjectIT useen
dc.titleInternet use equals computer literacy?en
dc.typeConference Contribution - published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Design
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Management
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