Gender Differences in ICT Competencies among Academicians at Universiti Putra Malaysia

Wong, Wong and Abdul Aziz, Sidek and Mohd Yunus, Aida Suraya and Sidek, Zakaria and Abu Bakar, Kamariah and Meseran, Hamidah and Atan, Hanafi (2005) Gender Differences in ICT Competencies among Academicians at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Malaysian Online Journal of Instructional Technology, 2 (3). pp. 62-69. ISSN 1823-1144

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This paper reports on a descriptive study that was conducted to assess existing levels of information and communication technology (ICT) competencies among the academic staff of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) according to gender. Specifically, it seeks to investigate if differences exist between females and males in terms of eight components (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, electronic mail, World Wide Web, multimedia and virtual class applications) related to ICT. A total of 109 academic staff participated in this study. The results of the study shows that there exists a gap between female and male academicians; in certain cases, the competencies of female academicians have even surpassed those possessed by males. The various possible reasons attributed to these results will be highlighted and discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:levels; information and communication technology (ICT); competencies; academician
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Educational Studies
ID Code:17869
Deposited By: Fazlin Hj. Shamsudin
Deposited On:17 Jul 2011 06:12
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