The Impact of ICT (Internet) on Research and Studies: The Experience of Delta State University Students in Abraka, Nigeria

Oghenevwogaga Benson Adogbeji (Systems Analyst/Network Administrator at the Delta State University’s Library. He is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. (benadogbeji@yahoo.com))
Blessings Amina Akporhonor (Cataloguer and Special Collections Librarian at the Delta State University Library, Abraka, Nigeria.)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

This study seeks to explore how students are increasingly using the Internet to support instruction and research needs in addition to heavy e‐mail usage. The extension of this research suggests more positive impact from the Internet in almost every aspect of academic life and suggests the need for more access at reduced costs on and near this campus.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire was used to survey a sample of students about their internet practices.

Findings

Students are now coming to university with more background in technology and the role of the internet and other ICTs. The demand for internet service will continue to grow and how the university should respond to meet this greater demand is the focus of this research.

Originality/value

Study suggests that the impact of the ICTs and internet service for e‐mail and other research activities related to the role of studying suggests that access is a key problem that must be scaled better so that students and faculty have improved access. This situation should continue to be monitored and the study suggests that more and more university affiliates will need improved access to internet resources.

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Citation

Benson Adogbeji, O. and Amina Akporhonor, B. (2005), "The Impact of ICT (Internet) on Research and Studies: The Experience of Delta State University Students in Abraka, Nigeria", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 22 No. 10, pp. 17-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419050510644347

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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