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The ICT competencies of new accounting students of different intake channels: The case of the Universiti Utara Malaysia


Harun Rasit, Mohd Hadzrami and Rosli, Khairina and Ibrahim, Mohammad Azhar (2012) The ICT competencies of new accounting students of different intake channels: The case of the Universiti Utara Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology, 12 (2). pp. 33-40. ISSN 1675-0292

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the level of information and communication technology (ICT) competency possesses by new accounting students at the Universiti Utara Malaysia according to their intake channels.The study examines five software applications deemed critical for an accountant, namely, word processing; spreadsheet; database; PowerPoint presentation; and Internet and email.A survey was conducted on 182 first year accounting students. Overall, students from the diploma intake channel are found to possess the ICT competency better than those from other intake channels. The competency of students from Matriculation and STPM intake channels in spreadsheet is found to be below average.All students regardless of their intake channels were found to be less competent in database application.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Hadzrami Harun Rasit
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2014 08:42
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 02:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9477

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