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Table 4 Students experience and support in using and accessing digital technologies

From: Digital technologies in resource constrained higher institutions of learning: a study on students’ acceptance and usability

Students’ access to digital technologies Measurement Frequencies (% value)
  1 2 3 4 5
The university has enough digital technologies for all students to access 61.3 (209) 20.2 (69) 5.0 (17) 12.3 (42) 1.2 (4)
I can freely access all available digital technologies 46.3(158) 28.7(98) 2.9(10) 17.4(58) 4.7(16)
The university has clear rules and regulations which permit the use of digital technologies 20.5(70) 19.4(66) 14.6(50) 22.3(76) 23.2(79)
All students have equal access to digital technologies 40.5(138) 18.8(64) 9.4(32) 17.6(60) 13.7(47)
Lecturer characteristics  
My lecturers are approachable and always address my difficulties regarding the use of digital technologies 32.8(112) 18.8(64) 8.3(28) 28.7(98) 11.4(39)
My lecturers provide high-quality instructions on how to use digital technologies 31.4(107) 17.3(59) 12.8(44) 27.9(95) 10.6(36)
My Lecturers motivate me to use different digital technologies 24.0(82) 13.5(46) 10.0(34) 28.7(98) 23.8(81)
Students’ capacity to use digital technologies  
I have undergone enough training to use the different digital technologies 36.7(125) 18.5(63) 7.8(27) 23.2(79) 13.8(47)
I have all the desired skills to use different digital technologies 27.3(93) 20.8(71) 9.4(32) 25.5(87) 17.0(58)
I use digital technologies to communicate with lecturers and share information with fellow students 22.9(78) 11.1(38) 8.5(29) 28.2(96) 29.3(100)
I use digital technologies to search for information and study materials 24.4(83) 11.1(38) 12.6(43) 27.6(94) 24.3(83)
  1. [Strongly disagree (1); Somewhat disagree (2); Neither agree nor disagree (3); Somewhat agree (4); Strongly agree (5)]
  2. Note: In our discussions, we take measurements 1 & 2 for ’did not agree’, and measurements 4 and 5 for ’agreed’