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ERIC Number: EJ1102127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
A Study on the Role of Web Technology in Enhancing Research Pursuance among University Academia
Hussain, Irshad; Durrani, Muhammad Ismail
Journal of Educational Technology, v9 n3 p32-40 Oct-Dec 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of web technologies in promoting research pursuance among university teachers, examine the use of web technologies by university teachers in conducting research and identify the problems of university academia in using web technologies for research. The study was delimited to academia of social sciences of universities located in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The study consisted on two types of population: university teachers and their academic heads--deans and heads of departments. The subjects of study comprised 200 university teachers and 25 academic heads taken through random sampling technique. Two questionnaires were developed on 5-point (Likert) scale for data collection. The research tools were validated through pilot testing. The researchers administered finalized research tools and collected data. The response rate was calculated to be 75% and 72% for university teachers and their academic heads respectively. The study revealed that university academia used web technologies for accessing to latest research related to their respective area/field of studies. They used such technologies for sharing their academic experiences and findings of research among their communities. It was determined that web technologies played a crucial role in promoting their access to open world-wide educational resources which otherwise were very difficult for them to access. The university teachers reported some minor problems in using web technologies like low bandwidth of internet and electricity break down/load shedding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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