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Internet Use among Faculty Members in the Changing Higher Education Environment at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
This study identifies patterns of Internet use by faculty members at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. It investigates purposes for use, Internet resources used, places of use, and the problems faced while using the Internet. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the faculty members from Faculty of Arts, Sciences, Education, and Islamic Learning. The questionnaires were sent to 150 faculty members and 100 participants responded with a response rate of 66 percent. Research results show that Internet use among faculty is much higher than expected. A large majority have been using the Internet for teaching, research, and professional development, generally at home, at work, and in computer labs. Problems include the expense of resources, lack of awareness of material, lack of training, and lack of facilities and equipment.