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Title:Providing information communication technology-based support to distance education students: a case study of the University of Zambia
Author:Chifwepa, VitalicyISNI
Periodical:African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:distance education
information technology
Abstract:Student support is a major factor in distance education. This study is concerned with the use of ICT as a medium for providing support for distance students at the University of Zambia. It was necessary to study the factors that would affect the application of ICT, in order to inform policymakers and managers of distance education which ICTs would be feasible within the context of the students of the University. A questionnaire was sent to 393 randomly selected students of the programme. The findings show that students have a positive attitude towards ICTs. However, access to ICTs has an influence on the types that students are willing to use for their studies. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]