Computer skills and computer anxiety as predictors of internet use by distance learning students in University of Ibadan, Nigeria
The study investigated the extent to which computer skills and computer anxiety predict Internet use among distance learning students in University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The descriptive method of correlative type was used for the study and the sample comprised of one hundred and thirty four (134) distance learning students of the University of Ibadan.selected across eighteen (18) departments while the major instrumeny of data collection for the study was a structured questionnaire. Findings from the study revealed that the level of computer skills possessed by distance learning students in University of Ibadan, Nigeria was high while their computer anxiety level was low. Also, the major purposes of Internet use by the distance learning students were writing CBT examination and test, writing continuous assessment and printing course registration. Also, computer skills and computer anxiety were foung to joinyly predict Internet use by the distance learning students though computer skills contributed more to Internet use than computer anxiety.
Keywords: Computer skills, Computer anxiety, Internet use, Open and distance learning students