Greek Undergraduate Physical Education Students’ Basic Computer Skills
AbstractThe purposes of this study were to determine how undergraduate physical education (PE) students feel about their level of competence concerning basic computer skills and to examine possible differences between groups (gender, specialization, high school graduation type, and high school direction). Although many students and educators believe technology will help them and make them more efficient in their educational tasks, the majority do not feel well prepared to integrate technology into their professional learning, research, and future teaching. The sample consisted of 313 final-year undergraduate students: fourth-year PE students (168 male, 145 female) of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science of Athens University. The students responded to the Basic Computer Skills Survey created by the International Society of Technology in Education. The findings of the present research demonstrated PE students do not feel their basic computer skills are sufficient. The rate of fluency was increased only in relation to the high school courses they had chosen, confirming in part the effect of secondary education in learning basic computer skills.
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