A Brief Report Regarding a Relationship Between Specification of BYOD Devices and ICT Proficiency Test


In this information society, information literacy and computer skills are one of the most important factors in higher education. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning was widespread and became a general way of learning. Sendai University introduced a curriculum based on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in 2023. The university presented recommended minimum specifications; i5 or greater processor, Windows 10 Home or macOS Big Sur, 8GB of RAM , 256 GB storage, Webcam, 5 hours or greater battery life, and 13 inch screen. These specifications assume the online lecture with the use of GoogleMeet through the Google Classroom. We focused on the RAM of the student’s laptop and analyzed the relationship between the score of computer skills and information literacy in the information process class. 65% of students have 8GB RAM and 31% of students have 16 GB RAM. The present study investigated the relationship between the students’ ICT proficiency and the specification of BYOD devices. We compare the 8GB group and 16GB group by the score of the ICT proficiency test (P-ken). The t-tests revealed that the score of ICT proficiency of students who used a 16 RAM laptop were significantly higher than the students who used an 8 GB RAM laptop. The results suggest the relationship between the ICT proficiency and skill to the specification of BYOD devices.

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Yasumasa Yamaguchi, Sendai University, Japan
Chiaki Hashimoto, Sendai University, Japan
Hidetaka Uchino, Sendai University, Japan
Nagayuki Saito, Sendai University, Japan

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Conference: IICE2024
Stream: Learning Experiences

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