Delving into the Cognizance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) among Undergraduate Students
Ashairi Suliman1, Melor Md Yunus2, Mohamed Yusoff Mohd Nor3

1Ashairi Suliman, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.  
2Melor Md Yunus, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
3Mohamed Yusoff Mohd Nor, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 26 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 08 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1026-1031 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: I8472078919/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I8472.0981119
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Abstract: We cannot deny the significant influence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in one’s lives. The impact is highly acknowledged, and the education field is at no exception. The advancement of ICT has indirectly affected students and their learning process. However, there lies a question as to how much undergraduate students utilise ICT in their daily lives. Are they prone to using it for recreational as compared to the educational purpose? Thus, this study aims to fathom undergraduate students’ perspectives in regard to their ICT usage, perceived ICT competencies, perceptions of ICT, and attitudes towards ICT. In addition, the difference based on gender factor was also investigated besides the correlation between the variables. This quantitative study employed a questionnaire as the research instrument and open-ended questions to unearth the respondents’ views concerning the issue. 283 undergraduate students were involved in this study. The findings showed mixed results pertaining to the elements investigated. In detail, the respondents asserted that ICT is synonymous with their undergraduate lives as it equips them with the necessary skills for their prospective careers. However, few elements need to be rectified and solidified to meet the expectation of ICT. This is crucial as it may inform the higher authority the current state of ICT cognizance and usage among the higher learning institutions students.
Keywords: Education, ICT, Perceived competency, Social networking, Undergraduate students.
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