Short Communication: Cell Phone Use by Students at the University of Botswana: A Comparative Study of Library and Information Studies and Other Departments

  • Stephen M Mutula Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana, Private Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Kelebogile Komanyane Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana, Private Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Balulwami Grand Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana, Private Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana

Abstract

This paper reports the results of a study that was carried out to determine patterns of cell phone use among students within the Library and Information Studies (LIS) Department and students from other departments within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Botswana. Focus was however on LIS students and was aimed at determining whether there were salient similarities or differences in the patterns of use of cell phones. The results of the study revealed that most students owned cell phones and they used them mainly for communication purposes as well as supporting their learning activities. The results further showed that there was little difference in the pattern of use of cell phone by LIS and other students within the Faculty of Humanities.
Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol.15(1) 2005: 81-85
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