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ERIC Number: EJ983928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0148-1061
The Relationship between Students' Computer Competency and Perception of Enjoyment and Difficulty Level in Web-Based Distance Learning
Du, Yunfei
Education Libraries, v27 n2 p5-12 Win 2004
This paper discussed the concept of computer competency and investigated the relationship between students' computer competency and their perception of enjoyment and difficulty level of web-based distance-learning courses. Participants were 237 entering graduate students in library and information science from a mid-southwestern state university in the United States from year 2001 to 2003. Computer competency was estimated by students' self-report of their prior knowledge of information technology skills in a survey called "Computer Skill and Use Assessment". Statistical significance was found between the correlation of computer competency and students' perception of enjoyment level (p=0.011) and difficulty level (p=0.001). (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States