The Students Enquire System has the aim of asking students and trainees, in order to learn about the IT tools and devices they use, and the way they use them in their studies. It is vital to get to know not only that facts but also their opinion on the usability of these tools for they are the ones who experience the advantages and disadvantages of them.
In this project we have created a questionnaire, in all the languages of the project. There is an online version of the Students Enquire System. You can find them in the links below:
The questionnaire can not be representative as for the whole student community of a certain country but can create a small sample of different students, thus avoiding the unwished one-sidedness In total it was filled in by 300 students.
The conclusion of the work are that nowadays in business and professional life, just as in everyday life, eletronic devices gain importance due to the fact that they make things easier and faster. Nowadays eveything is prepared in eletronic environment, and online applications became widely used as well. One separate field of these devices oculd be computers, and we can also say that there is a tendency to make them even smaller and smarter. This is due to the fact mobility and availability is an important factor nowadays in business-life. We have to reach and be reachable all the time. Also many other aspects of business and work activities take place in smartphones nowadays. So we can conclude that smart phones are the future.
But what about other devices? Smartboards, projectors and other presentation devices are also used and they have to be compatible with each other. These devices require a little bit more than basic computer skills.
If we talk about softwares we can say that they change very quckly, every day an upgraded version comes out and for schools and institutions it can be difficult to keep up with these changes. The main reason of this can be the lack of material resources, as the result of the questionnaire, and the answers of the students also show.
All in all we can say that it is difficult for the institutions to keep up with the latest technological developments, but they can at least try and maybe change their teaching methods according to the new devices. (like giving the students online tasks and excercises).
Here you can download the complete "Student Enquire System Report"
Also you may download the excel files for total and country results.