Next Generation Society. Technological and Legal Issues. Third International Conference, e-Democracy 2009, Athens, Greece, September 23-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Evaluating a Greek National Action on Students’ Training on ICT and Programming Competences

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11631-5_30,
        author={Katerina Riviou and Katerina Papakonstantinou and Panayotis Tsanakas},
        title={Evaluating a Greek National Action on Students’ Training on ICT and Programming Competences},
        proceedings={Next Generation Society. Technological and Legal Issues. Third International Conference, e-Democracy 2009, Athens, Greece, September 23-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-DEMOCRACY},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={National action training students ICT},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11631-5_30}
    }
    
  • Katerina Riviou
    Katerina Papakonstantinou
    Panayotis Tsanakas
    Year: 2012
    Evaluating a Greek National Action on Students’ Training on ICT and Programming Competences
    E-DEMOCRACY
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11631-5_30
Katerina Riviou1,*, Katerina Papakonstantinou2,*, Panayotis Tsanakas2
  • 1: Doukas School S.A.
  • 2: Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET S.A.)
*Contact email: kriviou@doukas.gr, papak@grnet.gr

Abstract

It is well understood that university graduates, regardless of discipline, must have appropriate information and communication technology (ICT) competencies to function and be employable in the modern world. Nevertheless, the results of surveys indicate significant deficiencies in the use of ICT by students of higher education. e-kpaidefteite.gr is an initiative launched by the Greek government that aims to train and certify students of higher education on ICT. This paper presents the results of two separate surveys that took place during the period December 2008 - January 2009. The first survey targeted the students that have completed the programme and the second one the educational providers that participated in the programme and offered the training to the beneficiaries.