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THE INCORPORATION OF LIBRARY AND E-LEARNING SYSTEMS: THE CASE OF SELECTED POLYTECHNICS IN NIGERIA.

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017    |    PP. 10-26    |PDF (354 K)|    Pub. Date: March 14, 2017
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Author(s)
MAFE ADEBIYI BABAFEMI, FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OFFA P.M.B 420 KWARA STATE, NIGERIA.

Abstract
The present study examined how library and e-learning services can be incorporated together for improving teaching and learning in selected higher learning institutions in Nigeria. Specifically the study identified electronic technologies and applications used for providing library services; investigated how library applications and processes enhance access to contents for e-learning; determined library services incorporated in e-learning; determined how higher learning institutes in Nigeria support e-learning and; recommended on how library and e-learning services can be better integrated for improving teaching and learning. The study employed qualitative research approaches in determining how to integrate library and e-learning services, it involved three Nigerian Polytechnics namely: Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State . Data was collected through web analysis, in-depth interviews and documentary reviews. Library officers, librarians, Information Communication Technology directors/technicians were involved in in-depth interviews. It is recommended that libraries should subscribe more e-resources and make them accessible through the e-learning platform; Polytechnics should have strategies to improve the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure from time to time depending on the demand and the increasing enrollment rates.

Keywords
E-learning, library services, higher learning institutes, online services, learning management systems, ICT.

Cite this paper
MAFE ADEBIYI BABAFEMI, THE INCORPORATION OF LIBRARY AND E-LEARNING SYSTEMS: THE CASE OF SELECTED POLYTECHNICS IN NIGERIA., SCIREA Journal of Information Science and Systems Science. Vol. 2 , No. 1 , 2017 , pp. 10 - 26 .

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