Use and Impact of ICT Resources in St. Xavier’s College of Education, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
Keywords:Information and Communication Technology, E-Resources
ICT based resources and services are resources in which information is stored electronically and which are accessible through electronic systems and networks. E-Resources are one of the products of ICT. Use of Internet and E resources are increasing among the students. Most of the educational materials are available mode. ICT based resources are e journals, e book, internet resources, e mail publishing, wireless publishing and web link etc. It can be seen that 80% of respondents are below 25 years of age and 20% of the respondents are aged above 25. It is found that the 28% of the respondents were aware of WWW, 24% of respondents e-mail, 18% of the respondents was e-journal, 16% of the respondents were e-magazines and 14% of the respondents were e-book. It was found that majority of the respondents 32% are using the E-resources for their study. The above reveals that the respondents are more interested to use e-resources for their study. Some problems and difficulties of using these facilities required for accessing e-resources were indicated by the respondents. These are slow accessibility, lack of computer and lack of knowledge, 30% of respondents stated that slow accessibility and 22% of lack of computer.
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