The relationship between information literacy and the period of beginning PC use for first-year university students
IPSJ SIG Technical Report, Vol.2019-CE-152, No.8, pp.1-7
Oral presentation (general)
This paper focuses on survey data which shows a strong relationship between information literacy and the period of beginning PC use for students. Data regarding the period when students begin to use computers was obtained from a questionnaire, and the results show that the earlier students began to use computers in their lives, they possess comparatively superior information literacy skills. Thus, it can be
inferred from these results that information literacy is dependent on cultural capital and that the period students begin to use computers is important. Also, students who possess high computer literacy skills tend to use more computer applications and computers much more than students with less computer literacy skills. On the other hand, there are students with high computer literacy skills even though they did not use computers in their home at an early age, so there is a strong possibility these students received effective educational instruction at school.