Dzakiria, Hisham and Kasim, Azilah
Profiling and understanding of Universiti Utara Malaysia student acceptance and enthusiasm towards ICT.
Analisis, 9 (1&2).
Information Communication Technology (ICT) has flourished in almost all sectors i.e. communication, entertainment, education, etc.. In education, ICT is use to maximize educational potential, and it is now widely used as a teaching and learning tool. Nevertheless, the literature seems to suggest that there is still a lack of understanding particularly of student acceptance of and attitude towards ICT in general. This research was an attempt fo understand Universiti Utara Malaysia student acceptance of and attitude towards 1CT. Among the
research objectives of this study were: to profile ICT users at Universiti Utara Malaysia, to determine the importance of ICT usage training to users, to examine
student acceptance of, attitudes and enthusiasm towards ICT; and to study if diferences in attitude towards ICT exist between gender, academic achievement, ownership of personal computer and ownership of personal computer with ICT facilities. The positive acceptance of students of ICT found in this study reinforces the need for institutions of higher learning in particular and ICT service providers in general to consider providing more and better ICT
facilities to its clients. Since training is perceived to be beneficial, the opportunities and diversity of training on ICT usage must be given a priority. To conclude, adequate provisions of ICT facilities and training combined with positive student acceptance of ICT may help an institution achieve its goal of produce an information rick and computer literate students.
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