Assessing Student ICT Knowledge Through Survey and Hands-On Task
Keywords:ICT, ICT Knowledge, Computer Application, E-Skills
To date, knowledge on information and communication technology (ICT) is a vital to all students. ICT knowledge is the skills of using appropriate ICT devices and software to accomplish a task. This knowledge is gain through practices and experience when using the ICT. Besides the academic excellence, ICT knowledge is another most important assets for any graduate before entering the job market. This is because ICT has become one of the key components of any organization's operations. This study aims to assess the level of ICT mastery among final year undergraduate students. This study employed two main methods of questionnaire and practical activities. The questionnaire aimed to assess students’ basic knowledge on ICT while the practical activities aimed to assess students’ actual skills. The findings from the questionnaire show that students believe that they have adequate knowledge on ICT. However, practical activities show that students' true mastery is still at a moderate level. Therefore, students need to enhance their ICT skills to enhance their value and capabilities in the job market. Students also should take the advantage of exploring and applying their ICT skills during their learning activities such as preparing, completing, and presenting their assignments. These are crucial exercises that can improve their ICT knowledge and skills.
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