Investigating factors that influence on ICT usage in higher education: a descriptive analysis

  • M. Angeles Iniesta-Bonillo
  • Raquel Sánchez-Fernández
  • Walesska Schlesinger
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12208-013-0095-7

Cite this article as:
Iniesta-Bonillo, M.A., Sánchez-Fernández, R. & Schlesinger, W. Int Rev Public Nonprofit Mark (2013) 10: 163. doi:10.1007/s12208-013-0095-7

Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) can represent a source of competitive advantage for an organization. In particular, the spreading of ICT knowledge and experience in higher education is a key component of the educational reform agenda. The objective of this paper is to characterize the ICT usage levels of the graduates, as well as the influence of variables such as gender, university of origin and area of knowledge on their level of ICT usage. Based on an empirical study on a representative sample of graduates from two Spanish universities, the results confirm that graduates’ experiences with some particular technologies in education are related to gender, area of expertise and university of origin.

Keywords

ICT usage Higher education Gender University of origin Areas of expertise 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Angeles Iniesta-Bonillo
    • 1
  • Raquel Sánchez-Fernández
    • 1
  • Walesska Schlesinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and BusinessUniversity of AlmeriaAlmeriaSpain
  2. 2.Marketing and Market Research DepartmentUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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