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Factors Affecting the Acquisition of Internet Literacy skills of faculty: Academic staff members in University of Nigeria Nsukka

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- Challenges
- Outcomes and Impacts
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- Digital Literacy And Skills

Author(s): Amaoge Dorathy Agbo

This study assessed internet literacy skills of academic staff in two faculties, in theUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka. It sought to find out the level of internet literacy skills, hindrances to the acquisition of internet literacy skill and strategies for enhancing acquisition of internet literacy skills of the academic staff. The findings revealed that the academic staff of the faculties under study have internet literacy skills on booting of the computer, logging in and logging out of the internet, using www to find out information for academic purposes, saving files from a web page, use of various search engines in sourcing for academic materials, connecting to the internet, sending and receiving e-mail messages, downloading files from the internet and sending attachments with e-mail messages but are found to be illiterate in such areas like use of e-resources in teaching and research, uploading file on the internet, use of web 2.0 tools in teaching and research and taking part on online discussion and chat with colleague. Therefore, It was found that lack of governmental and institutional support for training, unstable power supply, unstable internet connectivity, and system breakdown are some of the problems affecting the acquisition of internet literacy skills.


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West Africa,

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