Academic Infrastructural Support System on ICT Use in Distance Learning University of Lagos Nigeria

Ugonna Aralu


Academic infrastructural support system is the foundation on which distance learning is anchored in an educational and learning environment. It is a component used by staff and student in presentation of academic materials for an enhanced learning experience. It consists of web content management systems, which ensure effectiveness in academic delivery. The use of academic support system aids learners in knowledge discovery, development of intellect and character which promotes academic and personal excellence. However, the University of Lagos Distance Learning Institute uses limited ICT in teaching and learning process with limitation on Internet connectivity, computers and poor power supply, which hampers effective knowledge acquisition in distance learning. In this study, correlation survey was adopted and observed to determine effectiveness of Academic Infrastructural Support System on ICT use. The study population consist representative students from eight departments, randomly selected with 3% using multistage sampling to represent the sample size of 255 respondents. The result indicates promotion of self-development skills ranks high in mean value. The study concludes that academic infrastructural support system on ICT use has tremendous impact on distance learning in University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Keywords: Academic Infrastructural Support System, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Correlation Study.

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