A Survey of User Education Program for Distance Learners in Three Selected Universities in Ogun State

  • OW Janet
  • OOS Ola

Abstract

This study investigates user education programme for distance learners in three selected university libraries. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Data was collected through questionnaire. A sample of 630 respondents was selected randomly from a study population of 2500 distance learners. From the number of questionnaire distributed about 604 were retrieved and 590 were found useable given a response rate of 93.7%. The findings revealed that the distance learners in the universities studied need library user education to achieve better and maximum academic result and so it should be conducted by all academic libraries. Majority of those who indicated that user education was carried out by their libraries concluded that it impacted positively on their retrieval ability. Therefore, the study recommends that user education should be upgraded into information literacy and be integrated into the curriculum so as to boost their confidence in the judicious use of library information resources which is one of the key to improve students’ learning skill and academic performance. It should as well be made compulsory for all   students.
Published
2013-07-12
Section
Articles

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