Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

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Predicting ICT Skills and ICT Use of University Students

  • Jef C. VerhoevenEmail author
  • Dirk Heerwegh
  • Kurt De Wit
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_226-1

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Introduction

One need not be an expert in information and communications technology (ICT) to realize the ever-increasing influence on and omnipresence of ICT applications in the society. It is therefore easily assumed that everyone possesses basic ICT skills and can use simple ICT applications. Especially university students, who are considered to be “digital natives” and who have had ample exposure to a variety of ICT applications and training, are often thought to be a homogenous group with near-perfect basic ICT skills and highly frequent ICT use. This, however, is contradicted by research, and the current paper aims to provide some answers to the question why...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Sociological ResearchKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Janssen Pharmaceutica (Johnson & Johnson)BeerseBelgium
  3. 3.Education Policy Office, KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bill Davey
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia