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Access and Utilization of Computer Technology by Minority University Students PROCEEDINGS

, , , Arizona State University West, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Universities assume that entering students possess computer skills and literacy.
Universities then utilize these assumed skills by offering computer-based instruction,
requiring research using the World Wide Web, offering online courses, and integrating
computer utilization into many courses. Universities seldom stop to determine if required
competencies exist uniformly across all students. Literature has shown that computer
access and integration of computers into curricula have been significantly lower in
student populations from ethnic minorities in K through 12 public schools. This study
looks at access and utilization issues of students at an urban university across students of
many different ethnicities to determine if discrepancies persist at the university level.

Citation

Carey, J., Hernandez, A. & Chisholm, I.M. (1999). Access and Utilization of Computer Technology by Minority University Students. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (pp. 302-307). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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