Students Perception on the Role of Computer Abilities for Improving English Communication Skills at Tobruk University

Flordeliza D. Amos, James Neil B. Mendoza, Kathryne F. Bayot


In this study, the students were asked about their perception if the technology they are using helped in improving their English communication skills. In particular the computer skills involved included basic computer operation, word processing and presentation software. The respondents were 3rd and 4th year nursing students, currently enrolled or recently finished computer course and English courses for use in their formal public speaking or case presentation. The result showed competency of the nursing students as they perceived in their computer skills with a mean score of 3.59, 3.48 and 3.21 for basic computer operation, word processing and presentation software respectively. They also believed that computer skills helped in improving their English communication skills with a mean score of 3.34. No significant difference was shown when they were grouped according to year level. The result of the study can be used to improve the English and Computer education of Tobruk University. Further study is needed to advance the result.


Computer; Communication Skills; English; Perception.

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