The Survey research on how information technology is being used by the University's students

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Journal Article


Siam Technology College


School of Science




Originally published as: Gulatee, Y. (2016). The survey research on how information technology is being used by the University's students. International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management, 24(1), 80-85. Original article available here


The purpose of this research are: 1) to study the behavior of Nakhon Phanom University students in using information technology to study, 2) to examine the Nakhon Phanom University students ' ability and potential for using information technology. The entire reliability value was 0.96 and the discrimination index was between 0.49-0.80. The results disclosed as follows: 1) most students owned laptops (75%), followed by the smartphone (58%), as well as the University students keep up with the newest technology. This is becomes evident when examining the student's length of ownership of the various devices, which is not more than three years. It becomes obvious that students buy new devices all the time and the majority of students use these devices in learning (over 86%). The study also found that teachers use laptops and projectors the most in their classroom (>70%). The communication channel that the university provided such as the online learning system, was not used as much as the social media channel (only 20%). 2) The students essential Software skills for learning were in the middle while social media skills were very high. Therefore, the results showed the majority of students lacked basic knowledge in using introductory information technology that supports learning.

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