Informing Potential Computing Students

Marilyn Ford, Jenny Morice
InSITE 2002  •  Volume 2  •  2002
Two studies were conducted to examine the expectations computing students had held before they commenced their degree. We examined whether reality matched their expectations, how and whether they had tried to obtain information before enrolling in their degree, and how they were coping with their studies. Results showed that, for many students, reality did not match their expectations even when they had obtained information about their proposed degree. This often led to resentment and frustration. Solutions to this complex problem are proposed.
information technology, multimedia, student expectations
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