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Internet Usage During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic: A Study on the Students of Information Science and Library Management in the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
The COVID-19 epidemic significantly impacted daily life and led to the adoption of significant steps to stop the virus's spread. Educational institutions and social gatherings were placed on prolonged lockdown, with people continuing to maintain physical distance. As a result, students of all classes are highly engaged in using the internet. In this article, the usage of the internet of the student's Information Science and Library Management, University of Rajshahi are studied. The aim of the present study was to examine the usage of the internet during the post-pandemic. Furthermore, this research aims to investigate the internet usage rate, career development, academic development through the internet, the efficiency of online classes etc.
A questionnaire data collection method was used. The respondents were randomly selected from the department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Rajshahi. For the research, some data were entered and analyzed using SPSS and Biblioshiny software.
The research shows that the respondent had an average age of 23. The results of this paper show that the data of students are relatively valuable, and it shows that students had not only wasted their valuable time using the internet aimlessly but students had developed their career besides academic improvement. Students had developed many extra-knowledges through the internet, such as, language learning, IT skills, reading e-books habit etc. COVID-19 influenced the daily life of students as internet usage impacted on both positive and negative sides. However, most of the respondents were in rural places during the pandemic.
The first barrier was time and financial supports for conducting the study. In addition, the study was conducted on a limited sample. The further research can be conducted within a broader area.