A Study of Students Perceived Computer Knowledge
Whereas several studies have examined a student’s perceived computer skills or objective computer knowledge, few studies have investigated a student’s perceived computer knowledge. Even though it may not always be accurate, a student’s perceptions of their computer knowledge can nevertheless still be beneficial. This information may be helpful in revealing any predictors that can be identified for student success and can also be used to provide student support for achieving technological mastery. This study looks at the computer knowledge students see themselves possessing, with the purpose of determining if there are any associations between the perceived knowledge and the student’s gender, age, use and knowledge of technology, employment status, and technology owned. The results of the study seem to indicate that there are a limited number of associations between gender and a student’s knowledge of specific computer topics but no significant associations exist between knowledge and age, current employment status, use/knowledge of technology, and technology owned.
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