Student computer attitudes, experience and perceptions about the use of two software applications in Building Engineering

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Title: Student computer attitudes, experience and perceptions about the use of two software applications in Building Engineering
Authors: Chiner, Esther | García Vera, Victoria Eugenia
Research Group/s: Diversidad, Educación y Género (DEG)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología de la Salud
Keywords: Computer attitudes and perceptions | Computer experience | Architecture and Building | Software applications | Spain
Knowledge Area: Métodos de Investigación y Diagnóstico en Educación
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: European Journal of Engineering Education. 2017, 42(6): 1455-1466. doi:10.1080/03043797.2017.1306025
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine students’ computer attitudes and experience, as well as students’ perceptions about the use of two specific software applications (Google Drive Spreadsheets and Arquimedes) in the Building Engineering context. The relationships among these variables were also examined. Ninety-two students took part in this study. Results suggest that students hold favourable computer attitudes. Moreover, it was found a significant positive relationship among students’ attitudes and their computer experience. Findings also show that students find Arquimedes software more useful and with higher output quality than Google Drive Spreadsheets, while the latter is perceived to be easier to use. Regarding the relationship among students’ attitudes towards the use of computers and their perceptions about the use of both software applications, only a significant positive relationship in the case of Arquimedes was found. Findings are discussed in terms of its implications for practice and further research.
ISSN: 0304-3797 (Print) | 1469-5898 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2017.1306025
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 SEFI
Peer Review: si
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