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Heavily Used Applications


eMail Word Processing Google

Mean
2.89 2.80

Greatest Competence
Using eMail Word Processing (basic skills) Navigating the Web 2.83 Finding Information Using Instant Messaging Using Digital Camera

Mean
3.50 3.22 3.08 3.07 3.05 3.00 2.86 2.83 2.78 2.75 2.65 2.43 2.38 2.28 2.26 2.25 2.16 1.99 1.97 1.93 1.56 1.49 1.43 1.42 1.17 1.11 1.11 1.03 0.90 0.83 0.82 0.77 0.75 0.72 0.68 0.60 0.54 0.37

Biology majors/minors are:


- less likely to have a cell phone

English majors/minors are:


- less likely to use spreadsheets

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Frequently Used Applications

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Social Networking sites Music Listennig Online Banking Music Sharing YouTube Digital Photography News / News Feeds

2.58 2.52 2.21 2.02 2.02 2.01 1.91

French majors/minors are:


- less likely to use spreadsheets

Moderate Competence
Using Social Networking sites Word Processing (advanced skills) Evaluating Information Downloading Pictures Searching eLibraries Using Spreadsheets Presentation Software Scanning Documents Digital Video Cameras Managing Files Editing Pictures Limited Competence Setting up a Computer Installing Software Digital Audio Recording Desktop Publishing Using Databases Trouble Shooting Software Trouble Shooting Hardware Publishing a Picture Editing Audio Files Editing Video Files Setting up Video Conferencing Minimal / No Competence Editing Music Publishing Video Files Blogging Using SmartBoards Developing a Web Page Publishing an Audio File Idea Processors Developing a Wiki Creating Animation Creating PodCasts

Geography majors/minors are:


- more likely to use spreadsheets

Math majors/minors are:


- more likely to use spreadsheets - more likely to use database software - more likely to use record keeping software - more likely to use presentation software - less likely to feel competent using word processors

Brandon University

Occasionally Used Applications Presentation Software Online Shopping Spreadsheets Music Videos Games Chat Rooms Record Keeping Message Boards Photo Sharing Database management Skype Blogs & Wikis Social Sharing Sites Graphics/Fan Art Fan Fiction

1.66 1.43 1.47 1.42 1.25 1.11 1.06 1.06 0.92 0.82 0.79 0.80 0.72 0.68 0.56

Music majors/minors are:


- more likely to use audio production software)

Phys. Ed. majors/minors are:


- more likely to use play role playing games - more likely to use news feeds (rss) - more likely to use presentation software - less likely to use email - less likely to google - less likely to use Database software - less likely to use Record Keeping software - less likely to feel competent using electronic libraries - less likely to feel competent using word processors - less likely to feel competent using SmartBoards

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Rarely Used Applications Podcasts Movie Production Role Playing Games Audio Production Building Websites Social Bookmarking Audio-conferencing Online dating

0.52 0.45 0.40 0.40 0.37 0.33 0.25 0.07

Physics majors/minors are:


- less likely to use email

Psychology majors/minors are:


- more likely to use audio conferencing - less likely to use YouTube