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E-learning and information literacy at the University of Jos

Vicki Lawal (Library, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria)
Stephen Akintunde (Library, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 10 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential role of information literacy (IL) within the changing context of the e-learning environment at the University of Jos in recent years. It focuses and emphasises the role of the University library in facilitating teaching and learning through the use of e-learning platforms in teaching information retrieval skills. The paper aims to identify gaps in students’ information skills that could be addressed through IL instruction.

Design/methodology/approach

The study employed a case study research design while the methodology involved the administration of structured questionnaires to the two groups of respondents.

Findings

Findings from the study provide useful insights to the skills challenges experienced by students and point to a need for effective collaboration between the library, faculty and management in order to promote a better approach to learning at the institution.

Originality/value

By emphasising the role of the library, the paper contributes to previous studies on e-learning at the University and provides a basis for further research in this regard.

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Citation

Lawal, V. and Akintunde, S. (2014), "E-learning and information literacy at the University of Jos", Library Management, Vol. 35 No. 8/9, pp. 607-628. https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-07-2013-0062

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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