Investigating factors that influence on ICT usage in higher education: a descriptive analysis
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- Iniesta-Bonillo, M.A., Sánchez-Fernández, R. & Schlesinger, W. Int Rev Public Nonprofit Mark (2013) 10: 163. doi:10.1007/s12208-013-0095-7
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.