Ict Skills for Effective Utilization of E-Library Resources in Colleges of Education, Katsina State, Nigeria

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ABSTRACT 

The purpose of this study was to investigate the level to which Information and Communication Technology skills influence the use of electronic library resources by students in the Colleges of Education in Katsina State, Nigeria. The following objectives guided the study: i) to assess the Information and Communication Technology skills of the students in the Colleges of Education, Katsina State; ii) to determine the utilization of electronic library resources by the students of the Colleges of Education, Katsina State; and iii) to establish the relationship between students’ Information and Communication Technology skills and the utilization of electronic library resources in the Colleges of Education, Katsina State. The study used cross-sectional survey design. The target population was 3,142 participants and the sample size was 355 respondents. Retrieved questionnaire were 294 in number. The study used frequency and percentage tables, mean and standard deviation, Pearson Linear Co-efficiency Correlation analysis. The study found that students’ Information and Communication Technology skills was Fair (general average mean=3.23, StdO.945) while utilization of electronic library resources was poor (average mean=2.3 1, Std=O.586). However, there was a positive/strong relationship between students’ Information and Communication Technology skills and utilization of electronic library resources (i~.7l 1~) and (sig=.000). The study concluded that students’ Information and Communication Technology skills is very important for them to develop self-reliance in using electronic library resources. The study recommended the need for the college management to train students on keyboard usage so that they can have keyboard skills that can help them to improve on typing speed and knowledge of keyboard layout; there is also need for management to create awareness among the students of the availability of electronic library resources. Furthermore there is need for the students to sharpen their Infonnation and Communication Technology skills even outside classroom setting.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS v

LIST OF TABLES ix

LIST OF FIGURES

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE ~ ~..~1

1 .0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background of the Study 1

1.1.1 Historical Perspective 1

1. 1.2 Theoretical Perspective 3

1.1.3 Conceptual Perspective 4

1.1.4 Contextual Perspective 5

1.2 Problem Statement 5

1.3 General Objective 6

1.4 Specific Objectives 6

1.5 Research Questions 7

1.6 Scope of the Study 7

1.6,1 Geographical Scope 7

1.6.2 Time Scope 7

1.7 Significance of the Study 7

CHAPTER TWO......,, ,,,,,,, 8

LITERATURE REVIEW 8

2.0 Introduction 8

2.1 Theoretical Review 8

2.2 Conceptual Framework 10

2.3 Review of Related Literature 11

2.3.1 The ICT Skills 11

2.3.1.1 Keyboard Skills 13

2.3.1.2 Word processing 13

2.3.1.3 Spread sheets and Databases 13

2.3.1.4 The Internet 14

2.3.1,5 Email 14

2.3.2 The Utilization of E-Library Resources by the College Students 14

2.3.3 The Relationship between ICT Skills and Effective Utilization of E-Library Resources.... 16

2.4 Gaps of the Study 19

CHAPTER THREE ............... 20

METHODOLOGY ........... ~

3.0 Introduction 20

3.1 Research Design 20

3.2 Population of the Study 20

3.2.1 Sample 19

3.3 Sample Size 21

3.4 Sample Procedure 22

3.5 Data Sources 22

3.5.1 Primary data Sources 22

3.6 Data Collection Methods 22

3.7 Research instrument 21

3.7.1 Questionnaires 22

3.8 Validity and Reliability 23

3.8.1 Validity 23

3.8.2 Reliability 23

3.9 Data Collection Procedures 23

3.10 Data Analysis 23

3.11 Ethical Considerations 24

3.12 Limitations of the Study 24

CHAPTER FOUR .25

PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS 25

4,0 Introduction 25

4.1 Response Rate 25

4.2 Demographic Characteristics of the Respondents 25

4.3 The 1CT skills of the students in the Colleges of Education of Katsina State 26

4.4 The Utilization of E-Library Resources by the Students of the Colleges of Education of Katsina State 32

4.5 The Relationship between Students’ ICT Skills and the Utilization of E-Library Resources in the Colleges of Education of Katsina State 34

CHAPTER FIVE ................................36

DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS . 36

5.0 Introduction 36

5.1 Discussion of the Findings 36

5.1.1 The ICT Skills of the students 36

5.1 .2 The Utilization of E-Library Resources 38

5.1.3 The Relationship between Students’ ICT Skills and the Utilization ofE-Library Resources 40

5.2 Conclusion 38

5.3 Recommendations 41

6.0 References 44

7.0 APPENDICES 50

7.1 APPENDIX I: INFORMED CONSENT 50

7.2 APPENDIX II: RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE 51

7.3 APPENDIX III: TRANSMITTAL LETTER

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APA

Consults, E. & DARMA, A (2022). Ict Skills for Effective Utilization of E-Library Resources in Colleges of Education, Katsina State, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/ict-skills-for-effective-utilization-of-e-library-resources-in-colleges-of-education-katsina-state-nigeria

MLA 8th

Consults, Education, and ABBAS DARMA "Ict Skills for Effective Utilization of E-Library Resources in Colleges of Education, Katsina State, Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Nov. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/ict-skills-for-effective-utilization-of-e-library-resources-in-colleges-of-education-katsina-state-nigeria. Accessed 06 Dec. 2022.

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Consults, Education, and ABBAS DARMA . "Ict Skills for Effective Utilization of E-Library Resources in Colleges of Education, Katsina State, Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Nov. 2022. Web. 06 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/ict-skills-for-effective-utilization-of-e-library-resources-in-colleges-of-education-katsina-state-nigeria >.

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Consults, Education and DARMA, ABBAS . "Ict Skills for Effective Utilization of E-Library Resources in Colleges of Education, Katsina State, Nigeria" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 06, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/ict-skills-for-effective-utilization-of-e-library-resources-in-colleges-of-education-katsina-state-nigeria