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Technology Readiness Index (TRI) among USM Distance Education Students According to Age

Authors: Issham Ismail, A.A.Andaleeb, Rozhan.M.Idrus, A.K. Mokaram


This paper reports the findings of a research conducted to evaluate the ownership and usage of technology devices within Distance Education students- according to their age. This research involved 45 Distance Education students from USM Universiti Sains Malaysia (DEUSM) as its respondents. Data was collected through questionnaire that had been developed by the researchers based on some literature review. The data was analyzed to find out the frequencies of respondents agreements towards ownership of technology devices and the use of technology devices. The findings shows that all respondents own mobile phone and majority of them reveal that they use mobile on regular basis. The student in the age 30-39 has the heist ownership of the technology devices.

Keywords: age, mobile phone, technology devices, distance learners, techno readiness Index

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