Awareness and readiness to participate in faculty learning communities and e-resources utilisation among academics of Adeleke University, Ede, Nigeria
Saheed AbiolaHamzat, Shamwil Bala Salisu and Dahiru Usman Keywords: Awareness, e-resources, faculty learning communities, readiness, academics
Library and Information Perspectives and Research 2022 4(1/2), 1-12. Published: September 12, 2022
The study investigated awareness and readiness to participate in faculty learning communities (FLCs) and e-resources utilisation among academics of Adeleke University, Ede, Nigeria. Survey design was adopted with population of 173 academics in six faculties (arts, basic medical sciences, business and social sciences, sciences, engineering and law) in 2021/2022 academic session of the University. Out of whom 108 selected based on Research Advisors Sample Size Table (2006). A self-developed instrument tagged: ‘Academic Staff Awareness and Readiness of FLCs Questionnaire (ASARF)’ was condensed to Google form for easy participation via the WhatsApp. The findings indicated a high level of awareness and readiness to participate in FLCs with wider access to online resources and social media needed for effective FLCs activities. The potential challenges noted included the need for institutional support and membership commitment to participate in FLCs. While the need to creating institutional policy on FLCs adoption was suggested.