Measuring Computer Literacy Without Questionnaires

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Abstract

Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS) benefit from understanding the user: a user profile can help select the right way to formulate an argument, selecting the right tone, format and content. Part of such a profile is an adequate representation of the computer literacy of a user. Unfortunately, computer literacy is commonly measured by asking the user to fill in a questionnaire. This an obstacle to the adoption of a BCSS, and as such is not a good way to build a model of a user's computer literacy. In this paper we describe the setup of a series of experiments intended to identify indicators that can be measured automatically and that correlate well with a relevant concept of computer literacy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2016)
EditorsOlga Anatoliyivna Kulyk, Liseth Simons, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen
Place of PublicationAachen
PublisherCEUR
Pages61-65
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2016
EventFourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems, BCSS 2016: Epic for Change, the Pillars for Persuasive Technology for Smart Societies - Universität Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 Apr 20167 Apr 2016
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Volume1573
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

ConferenceFourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems, BCSS 2016
Abbreviated titleBCSS
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period5/04/167/04/16

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Keywords

  • Questionnaires
  • Computer Literacy
  • Automation
  • EWI-27053
  • Behavior Change Support Systems
  • SCS-Cybersecurity
  • IR-100507
  • METIS-317215

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Kegel, R. HP., & Wieringa, R. J. (2016). Measuring Computer Literacy Without Questionnaires. In O. A. Kulyk, L. Simons, H. Oinas-Kukkonen, & J. E. W. C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Eds.), Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2016) (pp. 61-65). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1573). Aachen: CEUR.
Kegel, Roeland Hendrik,Pieter ; Wieringa, Roelf J. / Measuring Computer Literacy Without Questionnaires. Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2016). editor / Olga Anatoliyivna Kulyk ; Liseth Simons ; Harri Oinas-Kukkonen ; Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen. Aachen : CEUR, 2016. pp. 61-65 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).
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Kegel, RHP & Wieringa, RJ 2016, Measuring Computer Literacy Without Questionnaires. in OA Kulyk, L Simons, H Oinas-Kukkonen & JEWC van Gemert-Pijnen (eds), Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2016). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 1573, CEUR, Aachen, pp. 61-65, Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems, BCSS 2016, Salzburg, Austria, 5/04/16.

Measuring Computer Literacy Without Questionnaires. / Kegel, Roeland Hendrik,Pieter; Wieringa, Roelf J.

Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2016). ed. / Olga Anatoliyivna Kulyk; Liseth Simons; Harri Oinas-Kukkonen; Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen. Aachen : CEUR, 2016. p. 61-65 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1573).

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Kegel RHP, Wieringa RJ. Measuring Computer Literacy Without Questionnaires. In Kulyk OA, Simons L, Oinas-Kukkonen H, van Gemert-Pijnen JEWC, editors, Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS 2016). Aachen: CEUR. 2016. p. 61-65. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).