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Do students have the relevant ICT skills they need to do their research projects?

  • The final year research project is the capstone of undergraduate studies. Finding out the skills students have at final year helps determine how ready they are for their research projects as well as how prepared they are for the job market. In order to ascertain the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) literacy levels of students, a study was carried out using year four (final year) students across several faculties and departments in the University of Botswana using computer self efficacy instrument and Task characteristics. Prior to administering the questionnaire, a pilot test was conducted and reliabilty and validity tests were done. The data was analysed using SPSS. Chi-square and Cross Tabulation statistics were carried out. The results of the study revealed that students were lacking in skills needed specifically for academic research. The paper ends with some recommendations.

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    United States , New York·October 19 - 22, 2011

    The 12th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education will be held at the historic Thayer Hotel, on the grounds of the US Military Academy in West Point, New York.

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