ICT Literacy Skill and Electronic Resources Utilization Among Lecturers in the Faculty of Education, Oou, Nigeria



This study examined ICT literacy skills and electronic resources utilization among lecturers in the Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design where 56 academic staff  been all academic staff in the Faculty of Education were purposively selected  to participate in the study.  In all, 49 were retrieved valid which accounted for 87.5% rate of returned. The  questionnaire termed” Information Literacy skill Scale” (ILSS) Electronic resources utilization scale” (ERUS) and reason for using electronic resources scale (RUES)  instrument were validated by five (5) expert in the Faculty of Education and three (3) other lecturers outside the faculty. The reliability of the instrument was determined by using Cronbach’s’ co-efficient alpha (α) values with the following α scores: ICT literacy skill = 0.81, electronic resources utilization = 0.87, Purpose of using electronic resources = 0.76. Data gathered were analyzed  using  descriptive statistics (simple percentage, mean & standard deviation)  and regression analysis . Findings from the study revealed a high level of ICT literacy skill  and a high level of electronic resources utilization. The top notable purposes of electronic resources utilization as indicated by the sampled audience were to update knowledge/research purposes, to share knowledge, for publication of journal/ articles, for writing of thesis /dissertation among many others. Besides, the findings also revealed a significant relative influence of ICT literacy skill on electronic resources utilization. It is hereby recommended that special notice board through the library should be created across faculties  in the university on lists of electronic resources and how to assess them. Not only that, the university management should made fund necessarily available either through TETFUND intervention or other means for subscription of more scholarly electronic information resources and databases  in order to build a strong collection of e-resources in the library for the usage among its clientele including the academic staffs.

Keywords: ICT Literacy Skill, Electronic Resources Utilization, Lecturers, OOU, Nigeria.

DOI: 10.7176/JIEA/11-1-04

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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