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Title: “The Use of Smartphone by the Students of Masters of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.Sc.) in Central Department of Library and Information Science”
Authors: Subedi, Nirmala
Advisor(s): Mr.Bhim Dhoj Shrestha
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Telecommunication
Smart Phone
Pages: 77
Abstract: This thesis entitled, "The Use Of Smartphone By The Students Of Masters Of Library And Information Science (MLISc) In Central Department Of Library And Information Science”. General objectives of this study was to assess the use of Smartphone by the students of MLISc the study concern to find out the reasons behind the use of Smartphone by students of MLIS, the frequency of use of smartphone for academic purpose and also to identify the applications of smartphones for academic purpose. Twenty literatures were reviewed for this thesis. The required data and information have been obtained from the primary sources with the help of semi structured questionnaire. It would be useful to library and information science students in determining many opportunities the smartphone technology provides in their academic lives. It involved only undergraduate library science students who were enrolled in the Central Depepartment of Library and Information Science at the time of sampling. Census method was adopted to collect data. A set of questionnaire was used to collect the data from the respondents. Statistical tools like frequency tables, pie chart were used to organize, summarized and present the data. On the basis of the findings of the study, most of the students used smartphone scince last 2 to 3 years (61.11%). 80.56% of them were using android operating system. The reasons behind it were to study, entertainment, and also to communicate with their family and friends. Maximum of them were using it for academic purpose. As they record audio of the class notes, for library references, and watching learning videos. And the other reasons were for socializing and safety. Students used smartphone occasionally to prepare their classnotes. As they installed lots of applications in their phone, most of the applications (88.89%) were for academic purpose. On the basis of this study it is recommended to incorporate smartphone learning application to promote learning among the MLISc students. This study was limited in only 36 students from two semesters of library and Information Science Department. More research should be done in the other faculty. Concerned faculty must be more alive to their responsibilities by ensuring conformity to the college laid down rules and regulations on student’s use of smartphone device during class session
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