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Nigerian Undergraduate Students' Computer Competencies and Use of Information Technology Tools and Resources for Study Skills and Habits' Enhancement

Nigerian Undergraduate Students' Computer Competencies and Use of Information Technology Tools and Resources for Study Skills and Habits' Enhancement
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Author(s): Adekunle Olusola Otunla (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Caleb Okoro Amuda (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 13
Source title: Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science, Information Management, and Scholarly Inquiry
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7659-4.ch008

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Abstract

Information technology (IT) policy implementation by higher educational institutions is geared towards innovative teaching and learning delivery. This chapter investigates undergraduate students' computer and IT tools and resources competences and use in enhancing study skills and habits. The study adopted ex-post facto research design and involved a total of 450 undergraduate students from three universities in Rivers State, Nigeria. Five research questions were answered using three duly validated instruments and data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that undergraduate students in Rivers State, Nigeria were technologically capable and are competent in the use of IT tools and resource. The study also establishes the fact that undergraduate students perceived themselves to possess information literacy skills. It was suggested that undergraduate students should use IT tools towards their studies and research.

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