Internet Usage Among University Lecturers in Southern Nigeria

Internet Usage Among University Lecturers in Southern Nigeria

Sam E.O. Aduwa-Ogiegbaen (University of Benin, Nigeria) and Raymond Uwameiye (University of Benin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/jicte.2006010103
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of faculty affiliation and teaching experience on the use of the Internet by faculty members in six first generation universities in Southern Nigeria. A total of 476 faculty members from nine faculties across the six universities participated in the study. The data for the study was collected by means of a questionnaire survey and this was deemed appropriate as it allowed the views of all the participants to be sought on a Likert-type scale options. The results of this study provide a number of insights: (a) the faculties of engineering, science and arts in that order were the foremost users of the Internet for instructional purposes; (b) the faculties of Education and Agriculture were the least experienced in the use of the Internet; (c) faculty members with less than five years teaching experience use the Internet more than the older faculty members. Recommendation was made that universities in Nigeria should invest more in ICT facilities.

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