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Technology ownership, usage and expectations of Business School freshmen: Evidence from an Irish university

Alexopoulos, Angelos and Gorman, Louise and Lynn, Theo and Brewer, Laura and DiGangi, Samuel and Jammasch-Pennell, Angel (2009) Technology ownership, usage and expectations of Business School freshmen: Evidence from an Irish university. LInK Working Paper Series. (Paper No. 04-09). The Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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Abstract

Based on survey data from 374 incoming, first-year undergraduates of an Irish university business school, this study examines student ownership, usage and expectations of information and communications technology (ICT) and how these are influenced by student characteristics, such as gender, nationality, socioeconomic background, place of residence, and prior levels of ICT experience. Results indicate significant differences in technology ownership and usage attributed to gender, nationality, socioeconomic background, and place of residence. Additional differences in expectations of ICT-enabled learning activities related to student pre-entry ICT experience are also found. The findings present business schools with challenges and opportunities in addressing the technology needs of a diverse body of netgeners by developing infrastructure and learning strategies that match these needs with their wider experience and expectations of ICT.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 04-09)
Refereed:No
Uncontrolled Keywords:ICT; ownership; usage; expectations; business school; freshmen; net generation;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Teaching
Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Research Initiatives and Centres > LInK: The Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre > LInK Working Paper Series
Publisher:The Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre, Dublin City University
Copyright Information:© 2009, LInK, Angelos Alexopoulos, Louise Gorman, Theo Lynn, Laura Brewer, Samuel DiGangi and Angel Jannasch-Pennell
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:14826
Deposited On:08 Sep 2009 15:08 by Angelos Alexopoulos. Last Modified 08 Sep 2009 15:09

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