• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Analysis of Elementary Students’ ICT Literacy and their Self-Evaluation According to their Residential Environments


With ICT advancement leading to the development of various computing technologies, emphasis is being placed on ICT literacy as an essential ability that students must acquire. To evaluate this, studies have been conducted to verify whether there are any differences in ICT utilisation and abilities between the genders and, if so, to what degree. However, there has not been any verification of the relationship between ICT literacy and the students’ surrounding environment nor of their own self-recognition. Accordingly, this study was conducted targeting 1,176 elementary school students in Korea with a goal to analyse differences in students’ individual abilities according to their residential environments. The results indicated that there was no difference in ICT literacy levels between genders and that evaluation scores increased as the quality of students’ residential environment was higher. Through this study, it was observed that students’ ICT literacy levels can vary according to their surrounding environment and that improvedself-recognition can affect students’ abilities to use ICT. This study holds significance in that it discovered differences in students’ ICT literacy levels according to region, rather than by gender.
Keywords: Ability, Computing Classification System: H. 3. 6, H. 4. 3, D. 3. 2, Gender, ICT Literacy


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