n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Internet literacy for research development among lecturers in tertiary institutions in Rivers State, Nigeria

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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Research is necessary for sustainable development in any nation. Nigeria in general and Rivers State in particular are not left out. In Rivers State, there are six (6) Tertiary Institutions of reputable standards. However, with the level of global technological advancement, it becomes imperative that Institutions embrace resources that can greatly enhance research development - the INTERNET. The Internet has totally transformed all spheres of human activities including education. To be able to fully utilize Internet resources for research development, lecturers need to have a good knowledge of the Internet. This study, therefore, aims at determining the level of Internet Literacy for research development among Lecturers in the institutions in Rivers State, Nigeria. To this end, a questionnaire titled: "Determining the level of Internet Literacy among Lecturers (DILL)" was used to answer three (3) research questions. Data was analyzed using simple percentages. The findings revealed that only 32% of the lecturers access the Internet at home and use it for research work; the major constraints lecturers have are irregular electric power supply and lack of access to Internet facilities especially in their offices. Thereafter, recommendations that can eliminate the constraints inhibiting the use of the Internet were put forward.

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