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Title: Attitudes to Online Reading and Web Based Instruction in Developing Societies
Paper URL: http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/attitudes-online-reading-web-based/42813
Author: Olushola Bamidele Are
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Institution: Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: This chapter reports a research that attempted to identify attitudes and responses to online reading and learning among people in a typical developing context. A number of Nigerians who, by virtue of work and study, have to use the Internet were selected and studied in this regard. The research revealed limited use of the Internet among these people. Also, the research revealed that there was a tendency among the respondents to view browsing as too technically difficult. These responses are linked to the fact that many developing societies, unlike the advanced world, may not yet be socially adaptable to computer mediated communication due to social attitudes and low competence in computer use. The chapter therefore recommends information literacy training in schools and a more cautious approach to the introduction of ICT solutions.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: IGI Global. 700-714. 2010.
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/attitudes-online-reading-web-based/42813


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