ERIC Number: EJ1163480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Computer Attitudes, Experience and Perceptions about the Use of Two Software Applications in Building Engineering
Chiner, Esther; Garcia-Vera, Victoria E.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v42 n6 p1455-1466 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine students' computer attitudes and experience, as well as students' perceptions about the use of two specific software applications (Google Drive Spreadsheets and Arquimedes) in the Building Engineering context. The relationships among these variables were also examined. Ninety-two students took part in this study. Results suggest that students hold favourable computer attitudes. Moreover, it was found a significant positive relationship among students' attitudes and their computer experience. Findings also show that students find Arquimedes software more useful and with higher output quality than Google Drive Spreadsheets, while the latter is perceived to be easier to use. Regarding the relationship among students' attitudes towards the use of computers and their perceptions about the use of both software applications, only a significant positive relationship in the case of Arquimedes was found. Findings are discussed in terms of its implications for practice and further research.
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Experience, Computer Software, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, College Students, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Budgets, Measurement, Spreadsheets
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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