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Abstract

Incorporation of digital technology into the class­room has risen sharply in the past two decades. Instructors assume this generation of students has computer skills due to the fact that they came of age with computers and technology in their daily lives. In our previous research, students self-reported their computer skills to be above average. This study aimed to determine if faculty also perceive student computer skills to be above average due to their being part of the “Millennial Generation”. A Likert-type survey was given to faculty at a two-year agricultural school; results show that faculty perceive student skills to be above average in some areas (sending email, word processing), but below average in other areas (spreadsheets). There is a gap between student self-perceptions and faculty perceptions that could cause friction in the classroom.

 

 

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