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ERIC Number: EJ896814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
A Comparison of the Information Seeking Pattern of Distance Learners in Botswana: A Case Study of Four Tertiary Institutions
Oladokun, Olugbade
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v4 n3 p119-136 2010
The study investigated the information seeking behaviour of two categories of distance learners in Botswana, comprising the cross-border students and those that registered with the University of Botswana. The return of 364 duly completed questionnaires recorded 70.1 percent response rate. Cross tabulation and chi-square were made to relate the independent variables to the findings and establish possible influence where appropriate. The study made recommendations that could assist the providers of distance education on the information milieu in which distance learners operate generally in Africa and Botswana in particular and also lead to the improvement of students' use of information resources. (Contains 13 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana