Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
TRENDS TOWARDS INTERNET USAGE AMONG COLLEGE TEACHERS OF LODHRAN DISTRICT, SOUTH PUNJAB, PAKISTAN
The purpose of this study was to explore the use of internet among the college teachers of district Lodhran including purposes of use, its impact on teaching and learning, usage of internet resources and to identify the problems during using internet. Survey research method has been selected for this study and well-established questionnaire was used to collect data from the college teachers of district Lodhran. Total respondent were 134 and response rate was 115 (85.82%). Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The results revealed that college teachers frequently used internet facilities to improve their knowledge and information related to their subject. Respondents used internet for literature search, email, sometimes for the preparation of lectures and updating the information. Results shows load shedding, slow speed, insufficient awareness of internet usage techniques were major problems. There is need to improve IT infrastructure in the colleges of district Lodhran including internet access in college libraries for teachers as well as students and provide adequate training to the teachers for internet using.