Y-generation students fail with Google

Genrich, Rohan and Roberts, Dave and Grist, Shelly (2006) Y-generation students fail with Google. In: ACIS 2006: 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Thought, Leadership in IS, 6-8 Dec 2006, Adelaide, Australia.

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Abstract

Just how net savvy are the Y-Generation students entering university? This study measures the perceptions of the entry level Y-Generation university students about their ability to search the Internet for familiar everyday tasks and for non-familiar academic tasks. Their ability to perform some tasks is then tested and compared with their perceptions. We found the students have confidence in their ability to search the Internet, but their ability does not match their confidence for all types of tasks.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Mr Dave Roberts
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: y-generation; internet; search engines
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2416

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