THE USE OF THE INTERNET AMONG ACADEMIC STAFF OF DELTA STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The study investigated the use of the internet amongst the academic staff of the Colleges of Education in Delta State. The survey technique was adopted for this study. The sampling technique used was the proportion stratified sampling design. Therefore the sample was stratified into three groups. COE Agbor, COE Warri and COE Mosogar. Sample selected was106 representing 20% of the total academic staff in the college. The data for the survey was collected between November and December, 2009 through the use of structured questionnaire which was administered on 106 lecturers of Delta State Colleges of Education. Results showed that lecturers make use of educational databases and search engine in locating information. They also make use of electronic mail, the worldwide web in conducting research and teaching. Based on the various findings of this study, there is need for establishment of the ICT department in the library and the employment of skilled manpower into the department among other things.