• 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: 25, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

Analysis of Perception and Actual of IT Competency


In recent years, interest in Computational Thinking (CT) has been increasing in many countries. It is highly expected that CT will increase as an increasing number of people learn IT (ICT) and computer science. Accordingly, this study analyzed the difference in TOPCIT scores by gender and the gap between expected and actual competency levels. Consequently, females showed a high level of achievement in ‘Technical Communication’, and males showed a higher level of achievement in ‘Software’. It was also revealed that there is a big gap between the expected competencies of both male and female students and their actual competencies. This study suggested that TOPCIT is contributing to analyzing the gap between actual IT competency and perceived IT competency and correctly understanding their competency.
Keywords: Computational Thinking, IT Competency, TOPCIT


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