The diffusion of information technology to non-traditional students in institutions of higher education

by Holcombe, Joseph S., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2007, 159 pages; 3264294

Abstract:

Organizations are under considerable pressure to make their operational, tactical, and strategic processes more effective and efficient. This is especially important for institutions of higher education as they see an increase in educational demands while budgets are being reduced. To provide students with the information technology training that is required for their jobs and careers, these institutions must increase the diffusion of information technology to students. Previous research has investigated traditional age undergraduate college students in one state and university professors in a mid-western state. This study investigated the diffusion of information technology in another university which has graduate and undergraduate degree programs that are offered to non-traditional adult students who attend evening classes. It was found that there is a significant difference in the level of information technology that students perceive their employers want them to have versus what they are receiving in their degree programs, and this is significantly different when gender is considered.

AdviserJohn Hannon
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Adult education; Educational technology
Publication Number3264294

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