State of Information Environment of Learners in Kwara and Osun States Study Centres Of National Open University of Nigeria
The study investigated the information environment of distance learners in the National Open University of Nigeria. With limitation to study centres in Osun and Kwara states, it adopted survey research method with questionnaire used for data collection, which was analysed with descriptive statistics. 195 respondents were involved in the study. It was discovered that NOUN students’ major information seeking behavior is on the online environment, via using personal computers and other digital devices to search the web for information; their level of information literacy skills of is poor; they have various information needs that are required for academic pursuit; and NOUN course materials/modules, classmates and the Internet are the major sources of academic information for the students, among others. It was recommended that NOUN should reposition its learners support services and provide information literacy education for its students in the various study centres.