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This report presents the findings from a personal computer (PC) and Internet Survey administered to Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) students in spring 1999. The survey measured students' access to and knowledge of personal computers, e-mail, and the Internet--both at home and at work. There was a 65% response rate, with 353 of 540 students replying to the survey. Overall, NVCC students had a high rate of access to and usage of computers at home. Over 95% used a computer at least one hour a week and approximately 86% had access to e-mail and the Internet from home, with the majority (61%) using the Internet between one and nine times per week. At work, 61% of the respondents also had access to a computer. Of these, 62% used e-mail, 58% used the Internet, and the majority (70%) used a work computer between one and nine times per week. The NVCC respondents had a very high rate of computer access compared with national statistics. Sections of the report include: (1) Personal Computer and Internet Usage at Home; (2) Personal Computer and Internet Usage at Work; (3) Personal Computer and Internet Usage at Home--Campus Analysis; and (4) Personal Computer and Internet Usage at Work--Campus Analysis. The report contains 50 tables. Appended is a copy of the survey instrument. (RDG)

Descriptors: Access to Computers, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Internet, Questionnaires, Student Behavior, Student Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students











Author: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6501&id=ED437088



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