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Comparison of self-perceptions of computer literacy and skills proficiency assessment of college students in entry level technology courses
DISSERTATION

, Lamar University - Beaumont, United States

Lamar University - Beaumont . Awarded

Abstract

This study was designed to compare perceived computer literacy with skills proficiency assessment of given skill sets with a second purpose to investigate the impact of certain variables on perceptions and skills proficiency of students enrolled in an introductory college level technology course. Implementation of survey research and hands-on assessment was conducted for 86 students at a two-year college. Data analysis included compilation of descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and regressions. Results of the study demonstrated the students' age group has the greatest impact on self-perception as well as hands-on skills proficiency for skills sets. Traditional and non-traditional students have different abilities upon entering the entry level technology course. For the technology educator, consideration of different skills sets and pre-assessment of skills at the beginning of an entry-level course may provide critical success factors for curriculum presentation.

Citation

Cammack, N. Comparison of self-perceptions of computer literacy and skills proficiency assessment of college students in entry level technology courses. Ph.D. thesis, Lamar University - Beaumont. Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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