[Blindmath] Off topic: Seeking ideas to measure computer literacy among Blind students of a Pakistani University.
faiz7r at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 06:21:33 CST 2010
Thank you for your reply. I think I'll use the self rating approach.
Semi-structured interview appears to me a best sollution. I've no objection
to include PowerPoint and excel into the questionnaire. But I'm not exactly
sure how much Visually impaired students use these to programs? Are you
studying at a University? And I hope you got SPSS to work with Jaws.
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From: "Philip So" <philipso101 at gmail.com>
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literacy among Blind students of a Pakistani University.
This sounds like a very interesting research project.
Do you plan to ask the students to rate their own computer literacy
skills, or have them go through some exercise in the questionnaire,
such as asking them to find certain things on the web to answer a
question on the survey to test their skills.
Besides, MS Word, how about Excel and PowerPoint skills?
I would be interested in seeing your findings.
On 11/11/10, Faiz Rasool <faiz7r at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All:
> Apologies for an off-topic post.
> I'm planning to study computer literacy among Blind students studying in
> University of Karachi. I want to develop a measure in form of a
> questionnaire to assess it. I am not aware of any existing questionnaire
> that has been specifically designed to measure computer literacy of Blind
> University students.
> I've sent this email to this list for two reasons: Firstly I would like
> share my ideas on how I plan to design the questionnaire and get some
> comments. Secondly many of the members on this list have conducted or are
> presently conducting researches so I guess I can receive valuable
> reason for trying to conduct this research:
> I want to study computer literacy in University of Karachi because I've
> observed that it is quite low. As a result Blind students are not able to
> search the internet for information, type assignments and use email for
> communication. So they rely on help of fellow students.
> How I plan to design a questionnaire:
> I want to include some questions on the knowledge of using word processors
> e.g. WordPad and Microsoft Word, of browsing the web, of using their
> reader and of operating system being used.
> Should I include questions on any other aspect of computer use? Have I,
> your opinion, ignored something which is important when studying computer
> literacy among Blind students?
> Any feedback is most appreciated. Because this is an off-topic post so I'm
> happy if any member replies me off-list.
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