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Australian academic use of the Internet: implications for university administrators

Ann Applebee (Ann Applebee (axa@comserver/canberry.ed.au) is a Senior Lecturer, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia)
Peter Clayton (Peter Clayton is an Associate Professor, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia)
Celina Pascoe (Celina Pascoe is a Lecturer, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.)
Harry Bruce (Harry Bruce (harryb@u.washington.edu) is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 May 2000

Abstract

Reports on the first‐ever nationwide quantitative survey of academic staff use of the Internet. After briefly noting reasons for adopting a mailed‐out survey, the article discusses some of the results obtained. These include daily use of e‐mail, access to the Internet via remote dial‐in services and technical support provided to academics. More than one‐third of respondents seem in need of more training in Net use and time limitations and lack of training are typical barriers to effective use. The study concludes with opportunities for further research at both national and international levels and discusses possible implications for university administrators. The full report of the study is published as Academics Online (Auslib Press, Adelaide, 1998). The research team also included Edna Sharpe of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.

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Applebee, A., Clayton, P., Pascoe, C. and Bruce, H. (2000), "Australian academic use of the Internet: implications for university administrators", Internet Research, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 141-149. https://doi.org/10.1108/10662240010322920

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