Information and Communication Technology Use Among Victorian and South Australian Oral Health Professions Students
Rodrigo Marino, Elmira Habibi, Michael Morgan, Winnie Au-Yeung
JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION | AMER DENTAL EDUCATION ASSOC | Published : 2012
The objective of this study was to determine and analyze the use of information and communication technology (ICT) by oral health professions students in Victoria and South Australia. Data were collected during the 2009 and 2010 academic years via electronic survey. Out of 1,138 students studying in Adelaide and Victorian dental schools, 740 students participated, for an overall response rate of 65 percent. The majority were dental students (n=609) with 131 seeking a Bachelor of Oral Health (B.O.H.) degree. The majority were female (62.0 percent), had home Internet access (91.7 percent), and no barriers to accessing the Internet (87.2 percent). Among those who mentioned barriers, difficult a..View full abstract
This project was supported by an Australian Dental Research Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant. The authors would like to acknowledge the cooperation of the participants in the study and Prof. Ben Keith from La Trobe University and our colleagues from Adelaide University for their cooperation during data collection.