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Pan-Quebec Survey of the Practices, Competencies, Attitudes, Benefits and Challenges Inherent in the Use of ICTs by 25,561 Post-Secondary Students PROCEEDINGS

, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada ; , Université de Montréal, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-98-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The study’s objectives are to determine practices, competencies, attitudes, benefits and challenges inherent in the use of ICTs. There are computers in nearly every Canadian household and school. Moreover, one-third of Internet-connected households used handheld wireless devices to access the Internet at home (Statistic Canada, 2010). Educational administrations, however, lack recent and well-documented student technology usage portraits, such as those produced by US organizations like PEW Internet and ECAR (Smith & Caruso, 2010; Zickuhr & Smith, 2012). To create such a portrait, we surveyed 25,507 college students (mostly 16-20 years old) in the province of Quebec. Our results showed that ICTs are more present than anticipated: 76% of students have laptops, 86% have cell-phones and 55% have home computers. Our findings show a wide range of ICT-related results. The conclusions highlight the students’ positive perception of ICT in education and the importance of computer presence in their lives.

Citation

Roy, N. & Poellhuber, B. (2012). Pan-Quebec Survey of the Practices, Competencies, Attitudes, Benefits and Challenges Inherent in the Use of ICTs by 25,561 Post-Secondary Students. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2012--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 1 (pp. 1902-1911). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 22, 2018 from .