Unlocking the Potential of Public Libraries in Supporting Distance Learning
Keywords:eLearning, capacity development, education, training, professional development, higher education, ICT, educational technology,
This paper examines the place of public libraries in supporting distance learners in Makerere University, exploring the factors which affect utilisation of their services. The study adopted a survey design with 300 B.Ed. students, collecting data through focus group discussions, structured questionnaires and individual interviews.
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