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Law Library Blog (December 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2020

Law Library Blog (December 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

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The Utilization Of Flashcards In Children Information Literacy Development, Dessy Harisanty, Dyah Srirahayu, Tiara Kusumaningtiyas, Esti Anugrah, Islahun Permata, Dian Anggraeni Nov 2020

The Utilization Of Flashcards In Children Information Literacy Development, Dessy Harisanty, Dyah Srirahayu, Tiara Kusumaningtiyas, Esti Anugrah, Islahun Permata, Dian Anggraeni

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A Flashcard is one of the media to develop student information literacy in which its application includes activities of analyzing, writing and telling stories. Storytelling is a process of reading that is useful to increase the courage to appear in public. This research used descriptive method. For preliminary research, we used experiments, making flash cards as learning media for elementary students. After that, the students were interviewed. The results of this study indicate that students are very enthusiastic to start a flashcard game that they think is fun. The benefits of a flashcard game include improving language skills, increasing the ...


Students’ Preference Of Reading Print And Digital Resources: A Study In Universities In Kerala, India, Divya P, Mohamed Haneefa K Oct 2020

Students’ Preference Of Reading Print And Digital Resources: A Study In Universities In Kerala, India, Divya P, Mohamed Haneefa K

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigates students’ preference of reading print and digital resources. A questionnaire survey with a stratified random sample of 700 postgraduate students of the universities in Kerala state of India was used to conduct the study. Comparison on media provided a fascinating insight into the way students read. The students reported a better comprehension, concentration, higher content absorption and comfort levels, if they read on print resources as opposed to digital resources. Majority of the students download the documents, take notes, and copy and paste contents while reading digital resources. There is no significant gender difference in their level ...


Enhancing Students’ Learning And Understanding Of Use Of Library In Federal Universities In Nigeria Through The Integration Of E-Learning In The Teaching-Learning Process: A Survey, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Oct 2020

Enhancing Students’ Learning And Understanding Of Use Of Library In Federal Universities In Nigeria Through The Integration Of E-Learning In The Teaching-Learning Process: A Survey, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the need of integrating e-learning in the teaching-learning process of the ‘Use of Library’ as a panacea to enhancing students’ learning/understanding of the course in federal universities in Nigeria. The study was guided by four research questions while descriptive survey research design was employed as study methodology. A purposive random sampling method was applied to get sampled population of 748 comprising of 304 lecturers and 444 students of 200 levels. A questionnaire titled: ‘e-learning in the teaching-learning process of use of library with 46 items designed on Likert 4-point scale was used in collecting data for ...


Attitude Towards Information Technology And Digital Divide: A Study Among Students In Universities In Kerala, India, Aswathi P, Mohamed Haneefa K Oct 2020

Attitude Towards Information Technology And Digital Divide: A Study Among Students In Universities In Kerala, India, Aswathi P, Mohamed Haneefa K

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main aim of this research is to evaluate the attitude of university students' towards Information Technology (IT) and to identify whether their attitude plays any significant role in contributing digital divide among them. The study used quantitative research design and administered a pre-validated questionnaire to a sample of 644 postgraduate students selected with stratified random sampling. This study reports that about one third of the students fall under the high level attitude towards IT, while just above two thirds of them came under the medium level attitude. A significant gender divide persisted in the case of attitude towards IT ...


Students’ Attitude Towards Digital Reading: A Study In Universities In Kerala, India, Divya P, Mohamed Haneefa K Oct 2020

Students’ Attitude Towards Digital Reading: A Study In Universities In Kerala, India, Divya P, Mohamed Haneefa K

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study aims to understand the attitude of students towards digital reading. Survey method was used to conduct the study among the postgraduate students of the universities in Kerala state of India. Stratified random sampling method was used to select a representative sample of 588 students from the teaching departments of the universities. Results reveal that majority of the students have an average level of attitude towards digital reading and the male students have more positive attitudes towards digital reading than the female students. Further the results reveal that there is no significant discipline and university wise difference in the ...


Law Library Blog (October 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Oct 2020

Law Library Blog (October 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Usage Pattern Of Smartphone For Academic Pursuit: A Case Study Of Utkal University, Satyajit Nayak, Kunwar Singh, Ramesh Kuri, Abhimanyu Pradhan, Dillip Kumar Parida, Madan Singh Oct 2020

Exploring The Usage Pattern Of Smartphone For Academic Pursuit: A Case Study Of Utkal University, Satyajit Nayak, Kunwar Singh, Ramesh Kuri, Abhimanyu Pradhan, Dillip Kumar Parida, Madan Singh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to determine the usage patterns of smartphones by Utkal University students for their academic pursuits. This study uses a survey method to collect data from students at Utkal University. A total of 250 questionnaires were distributed, and 215 duly filled questionnaires were received, with the response rate of 86%. The students expressed that they used smartphones for both general purposes as well as academic purposes. The main aim of this paper is to throw light on how students are using smartphones for their academic purposes without prior training. The study found that 90% of the respondents indicated ...


Law Library Blog (September 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2020

Law Library Blog (September 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Social Media Addiction On Reading Culture: A Study Of Nigerian Students, Isaac E. Anyira, Obiora Kingsley Udem Aug 2020

Effect Of Social Media Addiction On Reading Culture: A Study Of Nigerian Students, Isaac E. Anyira, Obiora Kingsley Udem

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main purpose of this study is to examine the effects of social media addiction on reading culture of Nigerian students in higher institutions of learning. An online survey was sent to 1500 students of higher institutions in Nigeria during the Lockdown necessitated by the outbreak of the dreaded Corona Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic. A total of 1300 questionnaires were completed and returned. This implies 86.7% return rate. Data was analyzed using graphical charts. The findings of the study showed that social media mostly used by student include Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress, Snapchat, Reddit, respectively ...


Social Networking Sites Acts As A Platform For Sharing Knowledge And Creative Ideas: A Study Of University Students In Tamil Nadu, India, Rathika N, Thanuskodi S Aug 2020

Social Networking Sites Acts As A Platform For Sharing Knowledge And Creative Ideas: A Study Of University Students In Tamil Nadu, India, Rathika N, Thanuskodi S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Social networking sites, over the years have changed from few user based sites into a phenomena that has become a platform for huge number of users. However, the growth and development of social networking sites have brought great concerns on parents and educational authorities with respect to potential risks that are facing the university students as they use online social networking frequently for gathering information. The risk associated with social networking sites when used for oral communication rather than face-to-face communication results in damaging interpersonal communication among the users. Although social networking brings convenience in connecting with people far away ...


Law Library Blog (August 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2020

Law Library Blog (August 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Preparing First Year Students For Online Learning In Digital Academia: Smu Libraries’ Peer Advisors Step Forward, Zhenyan Li, Constance Tan, Shubhangi Gupta Jul 2020

Preparing First Year Students For Online Learning In Digital Academia: Smu Libraries’ Peer Advisors Step Forward, Zhenyan Li, Constance Tan, Shubhangi Gupta

Research Collection Library

With the new normal being online learning or a hybrid thereof, the academic community is quickly trying to upskill themselves including librarians. But what about incoming first year students? Who and what support networks are being created to help them navigate the different facets of online learning? In this presentation, participants will learn about SMU Libraries’ Library Peer Advisors (LPA) initiative. LPAs provide peer-to-peer support by students for students in areas such as citation help, effective use of databases and introducing new students to the physical libraries through tours. Research shows that peer-assisted learning is beneficial in providing supportive social ...


Law School News: Dean's Distinguished Service Award: Raquel Ortiz 05-22-2020, Michael M. Bowden May 2020

Law School News: Dean's Distinguished Service Award: Raquel Ortiz 05-22-2020, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Attitude And Use Of Online Public Access Catalogue By Students Of Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria, Kennedy Arebamen Eiriemiokhale Phd, Sodiq Olayinka Oladimeji Apr 2020

Attitude And Use Of Online Public Access Catalogue By Students Of Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria, Kennedy Arebamen Eiriemiokhale Phd, Sodiq Olayinka Oladimeji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examined the attitude and use of online public access catalogue (OPAC) by students of Kwara State University, Malete. The objectives of the study were to: (i) examine the attitude of Kwara State University students towards OPAC; and (ii) ascertain student’s frequency of use of OPAC. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 11, 855 undergraduate students in Kwara State University. Sample size of 378 was drawn from the population using a multi-staged sampling approach of proportional and simple random sampling techniques. Three hundred and seventy eight (378) copies of the ...


Law Library Blog (March 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Mar 2020

Law Library Blog (March 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Funding As Correlates Of Library Service Delivery For Students With Special Needs In North Central Nigeria, E. C. Madu (Ph.D), Mary Andrew Gomna, Isaiah Michael Omame (Cln), Fatimah Abduldayan Jibril Feb 2020

Funding As Correlates Of Library Service Delivery For Students With Special Needs In North Central Nigeria, E. C. Madu (Ph.D), Mary Andrew Gomna, Isaiah Michael Omame (Cln), Fatimah Abduldayan Jibril

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper assessed funding as correlates of library service delivery in schools which have students with special needs in North central, Nigeria. The study was guided by three objectives and three corresponding research questions. Survey research design method was adopted for the study. The total population for the study was three hundred and nine (309) secondary school students in the three schools which have students with special needs. A total of two hundred and forty six (246) copies of questionnaire were filled, returned and found usable for the analysis representing 80% response rate. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data ...


Achievement Of The Sustainable Development Goals Through Lis Education In Africa, Tolulope Balogun Jan 2020

Achievement Of The Sustainable Development Goals Through Lis Education In Africa, Tolulope Balogun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations can be achieved through teaching, research and innovation. The Sustainable Development Goals advocate that all learners will have the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development. The use of scholarly e-resources offers quality academic resources which contribute greatly to teaching, research and innovation. Thus, purpose of the study was to examine the awareness, perception and use of scholarly e-resources by Library and Information Science (LIS) students in Africa.

The paper is based on research paper related to the topic of the article. The study revealed that despite efforts by ...


Challenges Of The Use Of Electronic And Print Resources By Students In Selected Tertiary Institution In Kwara State, Tunde Idris Yusuf, Funke Abosede Ayeni, Monsurat Taiye Aminu, Sulyman Olaitan Mahammuod Jan 2020

Challenges Of The Use Of Electronic And Print Resources By Students In Selected Tertiary Institution In Kwara State, Tunde Idris Yusuf, Funke Abosede Ayeni, Monsurat Taiye Aminu, Sulyman Olaitan Mahammuod

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigates the challenges on the use of electronic and print resources by students in selected tertiary institutions in Kwara State, Nigeria. In order to achieve the set objectives, the researcher adopted survey research design using questionnaire as the major instrument for data gathering and complimented by observation. The total population for the study was 7, 954 from which 150 students were sampled. The study finds out that undergraduate students use information resources for academic related purposes; print information resources were more available for students use in the academic libraries; the findings further indicated that most libraries do not ...


Precaution Towards Access To Inappropriate Internet Content By Students With Visual Impairment, Hanny Hafiar, Nuryah Asri Sjafirah, Centurion Chandratama Priyatna, Syauqy Lukman, Fajar Syuderajat, Ari Agung Prastowo Jan 2020

Precaution Towards Access To Inappropriate Internet Content By Students With Visual Impairment, Hanny Hafiar, Nuryah Asri Sjafirah, Centurion Chandratama Priyatna, Syauqy Lukman, Fajar Syuderajat, Ari Agung Prastowo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The limited condition of visual sense functions experienced by teenagers with visual impairment does not make them safe from exposure to porn-media. Now porn-media is everywhere in various forms and types. Accidentally or unintentionally, people with visual impairment still have the risk of accessing pornographic content through internet media. This research was initiated by the existence of cases caused by the impact of porno-media on teenagers with visual impairment, so the aim of this research was to find out the condition of porn-media exposure, the origin of access and internet resources accessed by blind people who attended school in the ...


Information Literacy Among Students Of The University Of Ghana Business School And Ghana Institute Of Management And Public Administration Business School, Prosper Kwame Amegashie, Samuel Ankamah Jan 2020

Information Literacy Among Students Of The University Of Ghana Business School And Ghana Institute Of Management And Public Administration Business School, Prosper Kwame Amegashie, Samuel Ankamah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The acquisition of information literacy skills empowers students to understand the content, extend their research and assume greater control over their learning. The purpose of the study is to assess information literacy skills of levels 300 and 400 students of the University of Ghana Business School, Legon and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Business School, Achimota. From a population of 2,579 respondents (students), a sample size of 202 that is, 86 UGBS and 116 GIMPABS were selected for the study. The questionnaire was used to gathered and analysed data. The findings of this study show that students ...


An Assessment Of Open Educational Resources By Students In Selected Academic Institutions In Southwest, Nigeria, Njeze Miracle Jan 2020

An Assessment Of Open Educational Resources By Students In Selected Academic Institutions In Southwest, Nigeria, Njeze Miracle

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examined assessment of Open Educational Resources (OER) by students in selected Academic Institutions in Southwest Nigeria. A descriptive research design was used for this study and the instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire. The population of this study comprised two hundred and fifty two respondents from selected academic institutions and a stratified sampling technique was used to select respondents from each of the nine institutions investigated. This study assessed the use of Open Educational Resources by students in nine academic institutions in Nigeria which comprised (Federal, State and Private Universities; Polytechnics; and Colleges of Education) in ...