Students’ perceptions of ICT use in higher education context
Tuesday, June 26 11:15-11:45 AM Location: Noord
Presider: Erkko Sointu, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Abstract: This research focuses on students’ perceptions of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in higher education. This research focuses on students’ perceptions of their teachers’ knowledge and attitudes as ICT-skilled teachers and how actively different ICT applications are used. The target group of this quantitative study consists of 728 students from one Finnish university. Results indicate that students see their teachers rather as content knowledge experts and the perceptions of teachers’ skills and attitudes toward taking advantage of ICT for teaching and learning were lower. In addition, the scope of actively used ICT application for teaching and learning was rather narrow, relying on rather traditional technologies such as email and learning management systems.