Digital Literacy of Faculties in Management Institutions of Puducherry: A Survey

  • R Sevukan
  • V Gomathy

Abstract

The learning resources in digital format , apart  from  the traditional sources found in libraries, are proliferating in terms of quantity, speed, and variety  of  formats  o f information due to numerous reasons. It is obvious that the users in the digital environment face many problems associated with selection, identification, evaluate and use ethically the information required. This paper was an attempt to assess the digital literacy skills of Faculty members from four institutions in Puducherry that offer management related courses. A total of 23 respondents were studied based on the questionnaires. The result revealed that 72.6% of the faculties were aware of digital sources. Faculties mainly used these sources for academic and research purposes. Online sharing tools like Email, Facebook, Google+, You tube and Skype were very familiar among the respondents. The subject related databases such as Elsevier, Blackwell, Springer, INFORMS, and CMIE were found to be familiar among the respondents.

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Published
2016-03-17