Machado and Ibrahim Present on International Students’ Use of Technology

Posted on 4/26/2018 10:26:04 AM

Abdulsalami Ibrahim, doctoral candidate of Curriculum and Instruction, and Crystal Machado, associate professor, presented a coauthored paper at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference in Washington, DC in March 2018. Their paper was titled “International Students’ Use of Technology for Learning and Communication in their Home Countries and the US: Implications for Administrators, Faculty and Students.”

There is a dearth of literature that describes international students’ use of technology in their home and host countries. To bridge this gap, the authors used a survey approach to collect quantitative and qualitative data from international students at a mid-sized research university on the East Coast of the United States. They used descriptive statistics to compare students’ access and use of digital and instructional technologies in their home countries and the US Pearson’s product-moment correlation revealed relationships exist between perceived usefulness and frequency of use. The quantitative and qualitative findings, discussed in the paper have implications for administrators, faculty, and students.

Department of Professional Studies in Education