INFLUENCE OF ICT AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS AND ITS APPLICATION ON LIBRARY USE AMONG STUDENTS OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS. A CASE STUDY OF KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA.

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ABSTRACT

In the advent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its integration in the Library and Information Science profession, the search for information resources by students, researchers, and even librarians is now easier and faster but then it all depends on the level of ICT or Computer literacy skills possessed by the individual(s) in search of such information resources. The aim of this study was intended to find out the strengths and weaknesses of students of Kogi State University, ICT and information literacy skills and how it affects their library use. Objectives of the study were to identify information literacy skills possessed by undergraduate students and the effects of ICTs on the development of information literacy of students. This study used a descriptive survey design and the target population comprised of 225 undergraduate students of Kogi State University, Anyigba. The sampling technique applied thumb sampling technique. Data were gathered and collected through the use of questionnaire. The findings revealed that the students of Kogi State University, Anyigba possess several information literacy skills which will enable them to effectively utilize library resources and get the best in their teaching, learning and academic pursuit. The study also revealed the benefits and effects of ICTs on the development of information literacy skills of students. The study revealed major challenges faced in the use of ICTs for skill development also which include inadequate budget for ICT facilities, inadequate ICT infrastructure, lack of electricity supply, inadequate ICT qualified staff in libraries and network access problem. The following recommendations were made from the findings such as adequate funding, provision of functional ICT facilities, training of library staff on ICT, provision of adequate electricity supply and increase in network bandwidth. Some suggestions for further research were made and the limitations encountered in the study were also mentioned.


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                                                                                i.

Declaration                                                                                                                              ii.

Certification                                                                                                                            iii.

Dedication                                                                                                                              iv

Acknowledgements                                                                                                                v

Table of contents                                                                                                                    vi

List of Tables and Figures                                                                                                      viii

Abstract                                                                                                                                  ix

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background of the Study                                                                                            1

1.2       Statement of Problem                                                                                                 8

1.3       Objectives of the Study                                                                                              9

1.4       Research Questions                                                                                                    9

1.5       Significance of the Study                                                                                           10

1.6       Scope of the Study                                                                                                     10

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0       Introduction                                                                                                                11

2.1       Conceptual Framework                                                                                               12

2.1.1    Concept of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)                               12

2.1.2    Concept of Information Literacy                                                                                18

2.1.3    Effects of ICTs in the development of information literacy                                       22

2.1.4    Benefits of ICT on undergraduates’ use of information literacy in their academic work                                                                                                                              32

2.1.5    Programmes adopted for teaching information literacy skills to undergraduate students                                                                                                                                         33

2.1.6    Problems associated with the use of ICTs on the development of information literacy skills among undergraduates                                                                                                40

2.1.7    Strategies for the enhancement of the use of ICT on the development of information literacy among undergraduate students                                                                       45

2.2       Theoretical Framework                                                                                               47

2.2.1    Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)                                                                      47

2.2.2    The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)                     48

2.3       Empirical Studies                                                                                                       50

2.4       Summary of Reviewed Literature                                                                              54

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.0       Introduction                                                                                                                56

3.1       Research design                                                                                                          56

3.2       Area of Study                                                                                                              56

3.3       Population of the study                                                                                               57

3.4       Sample size and sampling technique                                                                          57

3.5       Instrument for data collection                                                                                     58

3.6       Validation of the instrument                                                                                       59

3.7       Method of data collection                                                                                           59

3.8       Method of Administration of Instrument                                                                   60

3.9       Method of data analysis                                                                                              60

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA

4.0       Introduction                                                                                                                61

4.1       Result of the Findings                                                                                                 61

4.2       Summary of Major Findings                                                                                      69

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATIONS AND LIMITATIONS

5.0       Introduction                                                                                                                70

5.1       Discussion of findings                                                                                                70

5.2       Conclusion                                                                                                                  74

5.3       Recommendations                                                                                                      75

5.4       Limitations of the Study                                                                                             76

Bibliography                                                                                                                          77

Appendices                                                                                                                            80


 

LIST OF TABLES

Table 3.1         Rule of the thumb size of sampling                                                                58

Table 4.1.1:     Faculty Distribution of Respondents                                                              61

Table 4.1.2:     Gender Distribution of Respondents                                                              62

Table 4.1.3:     Information literacy skills possessed by students                                          63

Table 4.1.4:     Effects of ICTs on the development of information literacy of students       64

Table 4.1.5:     Benefits of ICTs on students’ use of information literacy                              65

Table 4.1.6:     Programmes adopted for teaching information literacy skills                        66

Table 4.1.7:     Problems associated with use of ICTs on the development of information literacy skills                                                                                                     67

Table 4.1.8:     Strategies for the enhancement of Information and Communication Technologies on the development of information literacy                          68

LIST OF FIGURES

Fig. 2.1            Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)                                                          48

Fig. 2.2            Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)                49

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APA

Jagbemi, M (2019). INFLUENCE OF ICT AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS AND ITS APPLICATION ON LIBRARY USE AMONG STUDENTS OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS. A CASE STUDY OF KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA.. Afribary.com: Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/jasm-i-1

MLA 8th

Morotijesu, Jagbemi. "INFLUENCE OF ICT AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS AND ITS APPLICATION ON LIBRARY USE AMONG STUDENTS OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS. A CASE STUDY OF KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 08 Jun. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/jasm-i-1 . Accessed 16 Sep. 2019.

MLA7

Morotijesu, Jagbemi. "INFLUENCE OF ICT AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS AND ITS APPLICATION ON LIBRARY USE AMONG STUDENTS OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS. A CASE STUDY OF KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 08 Jun. 2019. Web. 16 Sep. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/jasm-i-1 >.

Chicago

Morotijesu, Jagbemi. "INFLUENCE OF ICT AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS AND ITS APPLICATION ON LIBRARY USE AMONG STUDENTS OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS. A CASE STUDY OF KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA." Afribary.com (2019). Accessed September 16, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/jasm-i-1