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Advancement of e-Learning towards LIS students’ expectation in Bangladesh

Library Herald

Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 4

First page : ( 10) Last page : ( 22)

Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2024.00001.0


Advancement of e-Learning towards LIS students’ expectation in Bangladesh


Yasar Samin1, Wares-Ul-Matin2,4, Begum Bilkis3

1Research Associate Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD), Palashi, Dhaka University Campus, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Email: yasarsamin1@gmail.com

2PhD Researcher, Centre for Higher Studies and Research, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh

4Executive Vice President, Southeast Bank Limited, Bangladesh, Email: wares.rnr@gmail.com

3Head, Department of Libraryand Information Science, Lalmatia Govt. Mohila College, Under National University of Bangladesh, Lalmatia, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Email: drbilkis2013@gmail.com


Abstract

This study explores the ICT usage and computer skills of Library and Information Science (LIS) students in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The main objective was to assess the potential and challenges faced by LIS students in e-learning. The research used a survey method with a structured questionnaire, involving 209 participants from two leading public universities in Bangladesh. The collected data underwent rigorous quantitative analysis. Results showed that the majority of LIS students had been using computers for one to three years, with most possessing intermediate proficiency in navigating learning systems. The study revealed that LIS students found advantages in e-learning, such as the convenience of learning from home, easy access to online learning materials, effective schedule management, and strong teacher support. However, it also highlighted challenges like reduced opportunities for face-to-face interaction, monotonous teaching lectures, and other difficulties. In conclusion, this research provides valuable insights into the current state of ICT usage and student skills, emphasizing the unique experiences of LIS students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It underscores both the strengths and obstacles encountered in the realm of e-learning.


Keywords

E-learning, LIS students, Academic competencies, University students, Bangladesh.

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