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Students in Higher Education in Germany: Gender Differences in their internet use, media literacy and attitudes towards eLearning PROCEEDINGS

, University Passau / University Nuremberg, Germany ; , University Passau, Germany

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In 2006, all 9000 students at the University Passau (Germany) were invited to take part at an online questionnaire. A participation of over 6% were collected. About 84% of all the students polled have access to the Internet in their apartments or apartment-share communities. About 93% of male students rated their media literacy as high or fairly high, but only 77% of female students did so (r = +- .215). Most students (96%) feel themselves able to handle standard-applications, 42% of all students state that their competences related to production of own media is high (13%) or fairly high (29%). 65% of male students rate their competences in this section as high or fairly high but only 25% of female students do so. While 84% of students training for primary school education think that the success of eLearning is not guaranteed, only 56% of the whole sample, agree to that. Also the preferences with form of eLearning show low correlations with gender but higher with media literacy.

Citation

Kammerl, R. & Pannarale, S. (2007). Students in Higher Education in Germany: Gender Differences in their internet use, media literacy and attitudes towards eLearning. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 6835-6839). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 23, 2017 from .

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