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ICT approach towards minimizing challenges of teaching and learning LIS in higher institutions in Rivers State

Nonyelum P. Okpokwasili

Abstract


This study was concerned with ICT approach towards minimizing challenges of teaching and learning Library and Information Science (LIS) in higher institutions in Rivers State. A survey research design was adopted with a population of 422 using random sampling technique. Krejcie and Morgan method was used to determine the sample size of 201 and the instrument tagged “ICT Approach towards Minimizing Teaching and Learning LIS (ICTATMTLLIS)”. The instrument was validated by three experts and a field trial of test retest was done to know the internal consistency which yielded 0.89 co-efficient. 202 copies of questionnaire items were face-to-face administered to the respondents and 200 successfully retrieved. Arithmetic mean was used to analyse the research questions, and Standard Deviation used to find out the extent in which scores in the distribution clustered around the means. T-test was adopted to test the two hypotheses. The findings revealed that there are High Level Challenges of Teaching and Learning Library and Information Science and there are High Level of Approach towards Minimizing Challenges of Teaching and Learning Library and Information Science. The study recommends among other things that there should be adequate funding from government and other concerned agencies for regular training and retraining of teachers on ICT approach towards minimizing teaching and learning challenges with provision of adequate ICT equipment.

Keywords: ICT, Challenges, Teaching, Learning, LIS




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