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Title: Perceptions of information and communication technology among undergraduate management students in Barbados
Subject Area: Real Estate, Construction and Technology Management
Author(s): Glenda Gay, Sonia Mahon, Dwayne Devonish, Philmore Alleyne, Peter Alleyne
Citation: Gay, G., Mahon, S., Devonish, D., Alleyne, P., & Alleyne, P. (2006). Perceptions of information and communication technology among undergraduate management students in Barbados. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 2(4).
Abstract: This exploratory study examined attitudes and usage of ICT among undergraduate management students in Barbados. Of the sample of 166 students, the majority indicated they had access to a computer, and had access and regularly used the Internet. In addition, more females than males had access to a computer of campus. Over 90% used the course­based WebCT, whereas only 30% used the Campus Pipeline. The study showed that students were generally favourable towards ICT. Males were more inclined to incorporate ICT in web­based instruction compared to other teaching activities. Older students were more interested in using ICT only as a supplement to teaching activities. The findings suggest high usage of and positive attitudes toward ICT among tertiary level students. University administrators need to address the gender and age differences regarding ICT usage as well as develop strategies to maintain positive student attitudes and high usage of ICT.
Document Type: Paper
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