Student usage of the world wide web: A comparative study


The efficient and effective use of the WWW is a critical issue for the new millennium. One of the best resources available for learning how to best utilize the WWW are institutions of higher education. Information systems (IS) students at these institutions should be especially adept at using the WWW due to their aptitude, motivation, and experience. In order to explore relationships between one's state of technological maturity and WWW usage, the WWW usage patterns of IS majors at a large midwestern university are contrasted with those of both non-IS majors and the general population. Additional factors that may influence WWW usage arc also examined. Results generally indicate that all types of university students use the WWW much less than the general population, but that IS majors exhibit higher levels of use than non-IS majors.


Information Technology and Cybersecurity

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Journal of Computer Information Systems