Perceived Digital Information Literacy Level of Undergraduates at the University of Port Harcourt (Published)
This study investigated the Perceived Digital Information Literacy Level of Undergraduates at the University of Port Harcourt. Two research questions and one were raised for the study. Analytical descriptive survey design was adopted. The population of the study comprised one thousand four hundred and sixty (1,460) forth year (400 level) undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt. The sample size comprised four hundred and forty-six (446) students from seven Departments in the Faculty of Education. An instrument titled Perceived Digital Information Literacy Level Questionnaire (PDILLQ) was used for data collection. The PDILLQ was a 20-item Questionnaire. Mean and Standard Deviation were used in answering the research questions while Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used in testing the hypothesis. The findings of the study revealed that undergraduate students are digitally knowledgeable. Finally, there is significant difference between undergraduate students’ digital information literacy level among the various departments. The study concluded that there is universal recognition of the need to be digital information literate especially for undergraduate students who virtually would use digital gadgets and Web 2.0 packages in the course of their academic pursuit. The study recommended that students should engage in and explore more academic activities using digital technology.
Citation: Tamunoiyala G. T and Williams, C. (2022) Perceived Digital Information Literacy Level of Undergraduates at the University of Port Harcourt, British Journal of Education, Vol.10., Issue 8, pp. 55-66