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Integrating Internet into Higher Education: Exploring Internet Access and Use Among Students of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu, Nigeria

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Author Ejike Udensi Igwebuike
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 397-402
Volume No. 6
Issue No. 8
Issue Date September 1, 2015
Publishing Date September 1, 2015
Keywords Research, Information, Internet usage.


Abstract

This study investigated the internet access and usage among students of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu. It sought to find out the extent at which they use the internet, the impact of internet on their learning and how they overcome the challenges they face in using the internet. A descriptive survey was used for the study with a population of 600 respondents. The findings revealed that many student use the internet as a routine exercise, it also showed that the students use the internet mainly for academic purposes and they access the internet mainly through their mobile phones. The study also found that the students find it difficult in locating relevant information on the internet. On this basis, the study recommends that there is need for the introduction into university curriculum a compulsory course on computer use and internet searches, to enable the students acquire the skills and to keep pace with dictates of technological advancement.
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