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Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

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Use of ICT facilities for teaching library and information science courses at the University of Uyo, Nigeria

Uduak U. Enang, Mercy E. Ukpanah, Mercy D. Ebong

Abstract


This article investigated availability and functionality of ICT facilities and its utilization in the teaching of Library and Information Science (LIS) students in the University of Uyo. The study adopted a survey design and was guided by four objectives, four research questions, and two hypotheses. The population of the study comprised all 48 final year students in the LIS unit of the departments of Educational Technology and Library Science, University of Uyo and the students were purposively sampled for the study. A structured questionnaire and a checklist constituted the instruments for data collection. The data obtained were analyzed using Mean and Standard Deviation to answer research questions while t-test, Analysis of Variance and Simple Regression Analysis were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant. The result revealed that there is a significant influence of availability and functionality on the use of ICT facilities in teaching LIS courses in the University of Uyo library school and concluded that the availability and functionality of ICT facilities enhance usage for the teaching of LIS students. It also recommended proper funding of library schools.

Keywords: ICT facilities, functionality, utilization, library and information science, students, uyo




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