International Council for Education, Research and Training

Use of Technology by Higher Education Students

Agarwal, Reena

Professor, Department of Education, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India


The purpose of the study is to explore the extent to which higher education students use technology. It also intends to find out the difference between male and female students in their use of technology. The sample of the study constituted 200 undergraduate students of University of Lucknow and its affiliated colleges. An inventory was prepared by the researcher for data collection. Results are presented in percentage and t-ratio. Findings are that more than 50% higher education students use technology for different purposes. The significant difference is found between male and female students in use of technology for Socialization and Informative purposes. More female students use technology in comparison to their counterparts. Educational implications are mentioned.

Key words- Technology, Higher Education Students 

Impact Statement

The findings of the paper have its enduring impact on students, parents as well as the society. As per the results of the paper both male and female students use technology, but for different purposes. At higher level students are supposed to use technology only for educational purposes. The government is also providing laptops and tablets to students to ensure rigorous use of technology. Parents must be aware of their wards purposes of using technology, so that various crimes can be prevented especially with girls. Though various educational programmes on digital awareness held at regular Interval at society level, but the program to make students aware about its selective use is one of the most important imparts of this study. Another most important Impact of the study is that students use technology more to be in touch with their family and friends.

About The Author

Name – Dr. Reena Agarwal
Designation – Professor
Official Address – Education Department,
University of Lucknow,
Lucknow, 226007
Educational Qualification – M.A. (Psychology), M.Ed (Throughout Ist Division), Ph.D
in Education, J.R.F exam passed
Teaching and Research Experience – 31 Years
Area of specialization – Education Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation in
Research paper published – 57
Book published – 02
Study material developed – 16 units Educational Psychology (M.A. Education)
UPRTOU Allahabad
Project completed – 03
Ph.D awarded to Students – 15
Ph.D submitted of Students – 01
Student pursuing Ph.D – 07
Invited lectures – 56
Paper presented in seminars – 75
Workshops attended and participated – 22
Training Programme attended (UGC Sponsored) – 10
Refresher course coordinated – 03
E-content developed for U.P. Govt. E-library – 05
Member of Educational Bodies – 10
(Life member of Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Association of Teacher
Education, Indian Education of Research association, All India Association of Educational
Research) Nominated member of Akadamik Sansadhan samuh, DIET Lucknow)

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