2. Attitudes to ICTs and Approaches to Studying in Higher Education

John T.E. Richardson


This article reviews the literature on the relationship between students'attitudes to ICTs and the approaches to studying that they adopt on theirprogrammes of study in higher education. There is a consistent fi nding that students who have more positive attitudes to ICTs are more likely to adopt desirable approaches to studying. This is true of younger and older students, and it is true both in face-to-face education and in distance education. The implication is that in both kinds of setting and whatever their age today's students regard the use of ICTs as an integral part of their experience ofhigher education.    

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