Computer phobia among undergraduates in religious studies

Kamariah, Yunus and Wahidah, Abd Wahid and Sharifah Nor Madiah, Syed Omar (2016) Computer phobia among undergraduates in religious studies. In: Proceeding of Workshop on High Impact Journal Writing and Publishing 2016, 01 Mac 2016, Dewan Perdana UniSZA.

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The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in English language learning and teaching (ELLT) has become prevalent in this recent decade. This study aims to investigate the level of computer technophobia among 106 PPG (Program Pensiswazahan Guru) students who employed UniSZA e-learning tool (KeLIP) as the main medium of English learning and instruction in a university in Malaysia. This descriptive study utilised 20 Likert-scale items of Rosen and Weils’ Measuring Technophobia Instrument (MTI), i.e. CARS-S (Computer Anxiety Rating Scale). The results showed that the students generally had a moderate level of computer anxiety, with an exception that the level of computer anxiety of female students was higher than that of their male counterparts. This study concluded that computer anxiety is a feeling commonly experienced by the students studying English via online. This study has implications for the top management of UniSZA, lecturers, and students. It is recommended that students be trained with computer skills prior to conducting an online or e-Learning programme with adult university students

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2020 06:15
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 00:37

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