Volume 8

Volume 8, Number 1

Jan 11, 2010

17 pages1314 K bytes

Critical Thinking Measurement in ICT

Li-Jen Shannon
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341

Solomon Schneider
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341

Judith F. Bennett
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341

Abstract: This study examined the status of critical thinking (CT) and reasoning skills in information communication and technology (ICT) for 190 college students in a higher education system. It analyzed how the students performed in CT, reasoning, and internet copyright and ethical issues. A CT assessment was designed to analyze the CT and reasoning skills. The findings showed that the students were not capable of (a) interpreting the chart and question accordingly; (b) processing problem-solving and proposing the proper solutions for the scenario; (c) composing a proper legal action toward the copyright issues; and (d) recognizing internet ethics to treat data legally. Due to limited resources of CT measurements in ICT fields, this paper might be used as the significant evidence promoting students’ CT and reasoning skills in educational systems.

Keywords: critical thinking, copyright, Internet ethics, information ethics, ICT, CAT

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Recommended Citation: Shannon, Schneider, and Bennett (2010). Critical Thinking Measurement in ICT. Information Systems Education Journal, 8 (1). http://isedj.org/8/1/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2009: §1753. ISSN: 1542-7382.)