ICT Skills and Attitude towards Information Seeking Behavior by Post Graduate Students of Distance Learning in Kuvempu University: A Study

Abstract

Author(s): Veena G, D.Shivalingaiah

Education is very important for the progress of individual and society. In these days theadvent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Education sector plays an important role especially in the process of empowering the technology in to educational activities. The purpose of the study was to investigate distance students' skills and practices of using the new information and communication technologies (ICT) and information seeking behavior of Kuvempu University. The study shows that the respondents are aware of the fact that being computer and ICT tools are very important in their profession. Therefore, based on the results of the study recommended that the distance education programme offering universities/ academic institutions is to introduce information literacy classes within the academic period to enable and encourage successful information seeking methods so that relevancy to teaching and learning needs becomes the focus. Libraries to come up with advanced web based services to deliver up-to-date information.

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