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Availability and Utilisation of Info. Comm. Technology Resources by Distance Education Students

Library Herald Year : 2013, Volume : 51, Issue : 4 First page : ( 340) Last page : ( 358) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0976-2469.51.4.008

Availability and Utilisation of Information Communication Technology Resources by Distance Education Students: A Case Study of Emmannuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Nigeria

Yemisi Olorunfemi Doreen*,  Owolabi K A**,  Ajike Chidinma F***, Kayode Josephy****,  Odu-Mojoyionola C***** *The University Library, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Nigeria. yemtopy2k@yahoo.com **Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. yomiowolabi2000@yahoo.com ***Department of Library and Information Science, Adeleke University, Ede, Nigeria. ajike.chichi@yahoo.com ****The Polythenic, Ibadan, Nigeria. kayodejosephy10@yahoo.com *****Osun State University Libary, Osogbo and Williams Ilemoba Jumoke. jumokeojerinde@yahoomail.com, ladykateomolola@yahoo.com

Abstract The study examined the availability and utilization of information and communication technology resources for distance education students at Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Nigeria. A purposive sampling technique was used to select 200 students from each of the five schools in the college. Questionnaire was used as the main instrument for gathering of data. The findings of the study revealed that mobile phones and the Internet were the most available ICT resources used by the students. Also, majority of the students used the ICT resources to enhance their academic performance and power failure was identified as the main problem facing the use of ICT resources. Recommendation was basically on the need for the college authority to create adequate awareness on the need for the students to embrace the use of ICTs resources in their studies.

Keywords ICT Resources, Distance Education, Internet,Yemisi Olorunfemi Doreen, Owolabi K A, Ajike Chidinma F, Kayode Josephy, Odu-Mojoyionola C.