HomeUIC Research Journalvol. 17 no. 2 (2011)

The Internet Connection as Academic-Services Provider: An Assessment of Technology's Relevance to the Curriculum by the Student Internet Users

Neil C. Capricho | Michael M. Obenque | Fe Monique F. Musni

Discipline: Information Technology, Engineering



This descriptive study determined whether the quality of internet connection at the college unit of the University of the Immaculate Conception in Davao City is significantly related to the academic services availed of by the student internet users. Employing stratified proportional random sampling, 365 students from the various programs of the university measured the levels of quality of internet connection and their availment academic services to assess the relevance of technology to the current curriculum of the university. The survey data generated using the researcher-made questionnaire (α=0.914) and the narrative accounts revealed by the FGD participants resulted in the following findings: internet speed can provide satisfaction or dissatisfaction to the users depending on the activities they intend to do; computer-specification performance level depends on functionality and ease of use; computer-aided academic services maximize student’s learning; computer-aided academic services are influenced by the quality of internet connection, and students, regardless of their academic programs; have the same perception as regards the quality of the internet connection in the university.