ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTIONS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TOWARDS COMPUTER-BASED TEST IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES
Keywords:attitude, computer-based test, library and information science students, Nigerian universities, perception, paper-based test.
The adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in education has initiated modern advantages for changes and innovation in educational assessment resulting in the adoption of Computer-Based Test (CBT). Attitude and perception towards CBT are inevitable variables affecting the acceptance of CBT examinations. This study investigated attitude and perception of Library and Information Science undergraduate students towards (CBT) examination in Nigerian Universities. The objectives of the study were to: (i) examine the attitude of Library and Information Science students towards CBT examination in Nigerian universities; (ii) determine Library and Information Science student’s perception towards the ease of use of CBT examination in Nigerian universities; (iii) determine Library and Information Science student’s perception on the usefulness of CBT examination; (iv) identify the constraints faced by Library and Information Science students during CBT examinations; and (v) ascertain the difference between male and female Library and Information Science student’s attitude and perception towards CBT examination. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. Population of the study consist of Library and Information Science undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. A sample of 378 was purposively drawn from four selected universities in North-Central, Nigeria. Data was collected with the use of questionnaire and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings of the study were: (i) Library and Information Science students in Nigerian universities had positive attitude towards CBT examination, (ii) Library and Information Science students perception on the ease of use of use of CBT was positive, (iii) Library and Information Science students perceived CBT examination to be useful, (iv) there were no constraints against CBT examination, and (v) there was a significant difference between the male and female Library and Information Science students attitude and perception towards CBT examination. The study recommended the expansion of CBT centres and provision of more facilities in Nigerian universities.
Keywords: Attitude, computer-based test, library and information science students, Nigerian universities, perception, paper-based test.
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