An investigation on the millennials’ use of web technologies in higher education

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There is a growing number of millennials in higher education. Much literature has confirmed the millennials as web technology-savvy. This study intended to explore their use of web technologies in higher education learning. A student survey was administered to 646 undergraduates studying in social sciences faculties around nine Malaysian public universities. The respondents confirmed past findings on their use of web technologies. The present study further confirmed that the millennials need training on digital literacy to develop their equal strength as users of web technologies for social and entertainment as well as for academic purposes alike.


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