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ERIC Number: ED417446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 14
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The Communications Technology Course in a Communications Department: The Finnish Experience.
Hurme, Pertti
This study described the experiences of a communications technology course for first-year students in a communications department, arranged in 1994-96. The learning process was monitored by means of a qualitative analysis of diaries written by 161 first-year students at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, complemented by a survey of the communications technology skills of the students at the onset of the course. The purpose was to examine student perceptions of communications technology and of learning communications technology as well as to develop the curriculum of the communication technology course. Three major themes emerged in the diaries and the survey: (1) change in the entry level of students; (2) learner types; and (3) concerns of the students about the level of difficulty of the course, fellow students, resources, and the future. Satisfaction with the course appears related to learner type: those well versed in computers were critical, whereas those who had little experience about computers or who were apprehensive of computers were satisfied and learned much during the course. (Contains nine references and a figure of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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