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Use Of Electronic Resources By Postgraduate Students In University Of Cape Coast, Emmanuel Manu Agyapong Mr, Kwaku Anhwere Barfi Mr, Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa Ms Sep 2019

Use Of Electronic Resources By Postgraduate Students In University Of Cape Coast, Emmanuel Manu Agyapong Mr, Kwaku Anhwere Barfi Mr, Paulina Nana Yaa Kwafoa Ms

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigates the use of electronic resources by postgraduate students in University of Cape Coast (UCC). It specifically targets first year postgraduate students of UCC. Awareness, usage, training, and access were explored. A survey method was employed and a structured questionnaire was utilized to solicit data. The findings revealed that, though students are aware of electronic resources, they do not fully utilize them to support their academic pursuit due to poor level of information literacy skills. However, few students had not participated in all information literacy skills training organized by the library. Results from the study showed that, significant ...


Demographic Characteristics And Information Technology Competence Skills On The Use Of E-Portal Among Undergraduates In Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo, Christopher Omotunde, Opeyemi Omotunde Jun 2019

Demographic Characteristics And Information Technology Competence Skills On The Use Of E-Portal Among Undergraduates In Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo, Christopher Omotunde, Opeyemi Omotunde

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the influence of demographic characteristics and information technology competence skills on the use of E-portal among undergraduates in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, Nigeria. The findings revealed a positive significant relationship between IT competence skill and their use of e-portal (r= .190, p<0.05). Gender has a significant influence on the use of e-portal (t=2.071, p<0.05) also, respondents age has a significant influence on use of e-portal (F (3; 246) =2.892; p<0.05). The study concluded that IT competence skills and demographic characteristics of undergraduates have an influence on the use of E-portal. It is recommended that higher institutions of learning in Nigeria should further explore the potentials of E-portal for its teaching, learning and research.


Cloud Computing Adoption In Higher Education: A Comparative Study Between Public And Private Universities In Sub Saharan Africa, Valentina Arkorful Jun 2019

Cloud Computing Adoption In Higher Education: A Comparative Study Between Public And Private Universities In Sub Saharan Africa, Valentina Arkorful

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Cloud computing is fast gaining a significant ground as a solution to offer institutions with competitive advantage compared to the old traditional Technology. Despite the potential benefits that is associated with cloud computing which includes reduction of total costs of acquisition or ownership (TCO) of hardware, software and skilled resources, the adoption level of cloud services is still very low in higher institutions of learning due to security issues, especially trust issues which remain a major concern over cloud solutions. The study was carried out in some selected public and private universities in sub Saharan Africa to determine the reason ...


Mapping Of Research Publication On Elearning In India During 2009-2018: A Scientometric Study, Shweta Gupta, Shriram Pandey May 2019

Mapping Of Research Publication On Elearning In India During 2009-2018: A Scientometric Study, Shweta Gupta, Shriram Pandey

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study presents an outlook of publication trends of eLearning research in the Indian scenario during the last ten years (2009-2018.). The data collected from the Scopus Database using the specific query statement. A total of 8181 publications in different forms (journals article, conference papers, book chapters, etc.) were being collated, tabulated and analyzed and inferences were drawn for the study. Further, annual growth rate (AGR) of papers; most prolifically authors, institutions; most cited papers; h-index; and citation status has been provided.


Information And Communication Technology Assess And Use By Teachers Of Community Health Nurses Training School In Adansi Fomena, Kwaku Anhwere Barfi Mr., Paul Nyagorme Dr., Nana Yaw Duodu Mr Feb 2019

Information And Communication Technology Assess And Use By Teachers Of Community Health Nurses Training School In Adansi Fomena, Kwaku Anhwere Barfi Mr., Paul Nyagorme Dr., Nana Yaw Duodu Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Teaching using technologies has helped in making learning flexible, accommodating and increases potential learners. This study examines the information and communication technology assesses and use by teachers of community health nurses training school. The purposive sampling technique was used to select all the thirty teachers. The data was analysed using frequency, percentages, chi-square, bivariate correlation, t-test and linear regression. The study revealed that majority of the teachers has high competence level in ICT usage. The findings of the study showed that majority of the teachers have access to ICT tools such as computers, mobile phones, and personal digital assistants. The ...


Moocs: A Case Study Of Alison Platform, Ikhlaq Ur Rehman, Shohar Bano, Midhat Mehraj Jan 2019

Moocs: A Case Study Of Alison Platform, Ikhlaq Ur Rehman, Shohar Bano, Midhat Mehraj

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is a recent trend in distance or e-learning, offering an opportunity to the unlimited number of students from diverse geographical areas, academic backgrounds, and professional pursuits to study high quality courses from prestigious institutions. MOOCs offer a large number of resources that have generated great results across the globe and attracted massive audience due to its free or low-cost innovative courses. It has entirely changed the way of distance-virtual learning. It offers new opportunities for imparting education over the internet and provides learning opportunities to those who aren’t able to attend conventional classes. A ...


Higher Education Institutions And The Performance Management, Muhammad Tanveer, Dr. Asif Mahbub Karim Dec 2018

Higher Education Institutions And The Performance Management, Muhammad Tanveer, Dr. Asif Mahbub Karim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The most prominent change that is seen now is that higher education institutions are under pressure prove their usefulness, objectives, and methods of achieving these objectives. They are also asked for details related to the allocation of their resources and priorities and are also asked to fulfill their social responsibilities. Everyone, from prospective students to the general public, now wants data and proof in favor of the effectiveness and necessity of these institutions. Because of this, higher education institutions are now more involved in the race of securing funding and win over potential customers. In this race, they are ...


Utilization Of Library Resources By Lecturers In University Of Cape Coast, Kwaku Anhwere Barfi Mr., Paulina Afful-Arthur Mrs, Emmanuel Manu Agyapong Mr Jan 2018

Utilization Of Library Resources By Lecturers In University Of Cape Coast, Kwaku Anhwere Barfi Mr., Paulina Afful-Arthur Mrs, Emmanuel Manu Agyapong Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research work was designed to examine the utilization of library resources by lecturers in University of Cape Coast. The objective of the study was to find out the level of availability of library materials in the university, and determine the extent of use of the materials by lecturers. It is also to find out factors that impede lecturer’s use of the library and make recommendations for improvement. A descriptive survey was used for the study. In all, 200 lecturers were selected for the study. The lecturers were selected using random sampling. Statistical tools used for the analysis were ...