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University Students' Awareness and Preparedness for Social Problems of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4차 산업혁명의 사회적 문제에 대한 대학생의 인식과 준비 여부)

  • Yoo, Yang-Seok
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.19 no.3
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    • pp.566-575
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    • 2019
  • This study examines university students' awareness and preparedness for anticipated social problems of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and deteremines if there exist differences between gender, major fields of study and school years of students. Based on surveys with 122 university students in Seoul, students majoring in technology-engineering showed more positive outlook than students majoring in humanity-social science. Female students and humanity-social science students showed higher levels of concerns with social problems than male and technology-engineering students. More than three out of five students anticipated that they will experience the influence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution within the next five years. Two out of five students assessed their preparedness to be inadequate. Given the overarching social influence, it is necessary to develop convergent education of technology and social science that raises students' understanding and preparedness without differences in major fields of study and gender for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Effectiveness analysis based on computational thinking of a computing course for non-computer majors (컴퓨팅 사고력 관점에서 본 컴퓨터 비전공자 대상 교양 컴퓨팅 수업의 효과성 분석 연구)

  • Kim, MinJa;Kim, HyeonCheol
    • The Journal of Korean Association of Computer Education
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.11-21
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    • 2018
  • Given the background of so-called 'the 4th industrial revolution', universities practice computing education for non-majors to equip them with computational thinking(CT). Universities apply different courses but researches analyzing effectiveness of the courses based on CT are limited. This research is conducted to understand a computing course for non-majors is effective in terms of CT. A CT based evaluation framework is designed referring to AP Computer Science Principles. Questionnaires are developed based on the framework and applied to the course participants. As results, students' post scores are significantly higher than pre scores. In addition, there are significant differences in pre-test scores by major category while there is no difference in post-test. Humanity & social science group showed the largest difference between pre and post results with science & engineering and computer in order. In sum, it is found that this course is effective to facilitate students abilities in terms of CT, particularly for the non-computer majors.

Reliability of essay-writing scoring in university entrance exam (논술 채점의 신뢰도에 관한 연구)

  • 허명회;한상태
    • The Korean Journal of Applied Statistics
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    • v.9 no.2
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    • pp.45-53
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    • 1996
  • Essay-writing, first introduced to Korean university entrance exams in 1994, is gaining its weight year by year. Especially from 1997 when Nationwide Education Reform System begins, it will be a key component of student selection criteria at Korean universities. Essay-writing's future, however, will not be that smooth unless it shows necessary validity and reliability. This study is on reliability of Essay-writing scoring, mainly from the experience of University K case. To secure solid reliability in Essay-writing scoring for the 1995 University Entrance Exam, the authors started research from the 1994 Autumn Pre-exam which was administred to potential applicants of University K following year. Total of 1,254 students took Essay-writing exam and, subsequently, their essays were graded by two professors independently. The result was not so good. The correlation between two scores was 0.27[0.54] with Cronbach alpha 0.43[0.70] for Humanity-Social Science [Natural Science-Engineering] field. So, some action for reliability improvement was inevitable. The authors considered and investigated following two alternatives. Alternative 1 [A1] : Essays are to be graded three tiems independently at the 1995 University K Entrance Exam. Scores will be given as the average of three scores. Alternative 2 [A2] : Essays are to be graded twice independently, followed by a possible third grading only if two gradings show "significant" defference. Scores are given as the third score if done or the average of first two scores otherwise.otherwise.

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Evaluation of Specialized Library Service Quality and User Satisfaction in the Digital Environment (디지털 환경의 전문도서관 서비스 품질과 이용자 만족도에 관한 평가)

  • Lee, Myeong-Hee;Baek, Hyun-Ju
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.25 no.1
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    • pp.343-361
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    • 2014
  • This research was conducted to measure the satisfaction level of users and the service quality of specialized libraries in the digital environment. 289 users of 24 government-funded institutes were divided into humanity/social science area and science/technology area for comparison. Using seven hypotheses, the tests were conducted between three independent variables, service quality, space quality, and information quality and one dependent variable, user satisfaction. It was concluded that the competence and quality of the librarian, library homepage, and quality of information are most critical for user satisfaction. Suggestions are made: an improvement in the service quality and specialization of the librarian's skills, a need for librarian's courtesy education, a provision of differentiated and specialized quality of information, an easy access to the library homepage, and supports on the contents and information search.

The Discourse on the Knowledge Type of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Knowledge Based Society (지식기반사회의 인문사회과학 분야 지식 유형에 관한 담론)

  • Ko, Young-Man;Kwon, Yong-Hyek
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.36 no.3
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    • pp.115-132
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    • 2002
  • This study is an examination of knowledge-based society's impact on knowledge, it's functions, and it's types in fields of humanities an social sciences. Knowledge-based society does not invalidate the definitive mechanism underpinning social coexistence today, but the importance of knowledge will increase greatly whereas the importance of the productive resources labor and capital will diminish. Therefore, knowledge-based society demands that we enter at this time into a discussion that takes new approaches to the knowledge. This study provides a doorway to a discussion of topics such as : Anticipating and characterizing the knowledge-based society, spectrum of fields of new types of knowledge for which typical differences can be ascertained, the interlinking of various disciplines in the respective field of knowledge, the new roles and types of knowledge in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

A Study on Information Users' Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Doctoral Researchers in Digital Age (디지털 환경에서 학술연구자들의 정보요구 및 이용행태에 관한 연구 - 인문사회분야와 과학기술분야의 비교를 중심으로 -)

  • Kim, Jeong-Hwan;Kim, Jay-Hoon;Hwang, Jae-Young
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.42 no.3
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    • pp.189-208
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    • 2011
  • In the digital environment where the Internet and IT change rapidly, researchers have utilized scientific information by relying on more complex and various media than before. This study performed a group interview with thirteen questions derived from five categories in order to understand information needs and information seeking behaviors of Korean doctoral researchers in this information environment. The five categories are (1) identifying information resource usage pattern, (2) attitude towards information resources and reasons for use, (3) IT skills and information literacy, (4) physical library use vs electronic access, and (5) attitudes toward the digital library. In particular, this study focused on analyzing similarities and differences of two groups of researchers selected equally in the humanities and social sciences and in science and technology by doing the interview. The research showed that there are no differences in the goal of using scientific information, information literacy, the ratio of using written materials to electronic resources, and routes of acquiring research ideas or knowledge, but there are differences in materials used for studies or researches and in favorite scientific portal sites.