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E-skills of undergraduate students

Mat Yamin, Fadhilah and Wan Ishak, Wan Hussain (2016) E-skills of undergraduate students. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 4. pp. 314-318. ISSN 2289-9855

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Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) is one of the Malaysia initiatives to become a developed nation. Through this initiative, Information Technology (IT) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have been popularized among Malaysian community and businesses.IT tools such as computer and Internet have dominated the workplace to support all aspects of activities and work.In line with this progress, the workers have to be equipped with adequate skills on how to use and utilizes the ICT to full fill their jobs need. Therefore, students graduated from the higher education of learning should possess adequate IT skills in conjunction with the core academic knowledge.This paper discusses the assessment of ICT skills that have been conducted on a group of undergraduate students.In this study, the students have been given a questionnaire to state their perception towards ICT tools and application. Later, they are given a task to be completed in an hour.The task was aimed to assess students’ actual skill level.The finding shows that most of the have positive perception towards ICT, however the actual assessment shows that students ICT skills are still at average level.The findings suggest that the students need to sharpen their ICT skills before graduating to prepare themselves for the working environment.While, the university need to take some more initiative to encourage students to apply IT knowledge and skills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology, ICT knowledge, IT Competencies, IT Skills.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Fadhilah Mat Yamin
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 07:14
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 07:14
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20617

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