Impact of Internet Access and Usage on the Student Activities on Computer- A Case Study of Punjabi University, Patiala, India
The purpose of this research is to investigate and understand if access to internet and the weekly internet usage rate impact the student’s activities on computer. The activities that a student undertakes with the help of computers are of great significance as they can help in understanding the potential and limitations offered by the technology for use in the field of education. This paper brings out the three major kinds of activities that students undertake with computer: communication and group activities, self –learning activities and Information collection activities. The study further brings out the effect that access to internet and weekly internet usage rate has on the students’ activities with computer. The instrument used in collecting data was the questionnaire. This study analyzed 306 students enrolled in various courses across many departments in Punjabi University, Patiala. The data collected were analyzed using Independent t - test and ANOVA. The results show that access to internet has no impact on the activities of students with computer. The findings for the impact of weekly internet usage on student activities on computer show that there is a non - significant relationship between weekly internet usage rate of students and the factors on self - learning activities, Communication and group activities and Information collection activities. The findings from this research can be used in designing future e - learning initiatives and development e - learning modules at an educational setting.
Student Activities On Computer, Computer Technology, ICT, Internet Access, Weekly Internet Usage Rate
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