A STUDY ON THE USE OF OPEN GOVERNMENT LEARNING RESOURCES BY THE RESEARCH SCHOLARS OF UNIVERSITY OF NORTH BENGAL.

Author:Debnath, Dipankar
Position:Report
 
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  1. Introduction

    Open Government Learning Resources encompasses resource materials, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment, which expanding educational opportunities is more possible now than it has ever been before. Through the Internet, learners can find information instantly on virtually any topic, teachers can share their knowledge with students on another continent almost as easily as in their own classroom, and educational materials can be disseminated to a worldwide audience at virtually no marginal cost, which allows anyone to freely use, adapt and share the resource--anytime, anywhere. So, this examine the use of open government learning resources by the research scholars of university of north Bengal to fulfil their information needs or it is also examine that how the researchers are benefited by using this kind of resources.

  2. Objectives of the Study

    This study was carried out to determine the use of open government learning resources by the research scholars of University of North Bengal. Specifically, the study was to:

    1. Discover the ratio of use of open government learning resources;

    2. Examine different types of explored open government learning resource directories;

    3. Discover the categories of data which are most consulted;

    4. Examine the formats of data which are most explored:

    5. Discover reasons for the use of the open government learning resources;

    6. Examine some barriers to use the open government learning resources.

  3. Research Methodology

    The survey method was adopted for the study. A close-ended (-semi) questionnaire was used to gather data from research scholars respectively. In all, 37 copies of questionnaires were distributed. 33 out of the 37 distributed to research scholars were completed and returned. Data was analyzed using simple frequency counts and percentages (all percentages are created out of 33 respondents).

  4. Findings and Analysis

    Table 1 shows that the larger part of survey population (54.54%) are using open government learning resources just to a limited extent. 21.21% of respondents are using open government learning resources to a large extant. 12.12% research scholars are using just to a considerable purpose and 06.06% respondents are using open government learning resources to a very large extent.

    Table 2 shows that the 60.60% respondents are explored Data.gov.in (India Government) to access the open government learning resources. 12.12% respondents are using Data.gov.bd (Bangladesh Government) to fulfil their needs. 24.24% of respondents are using Data.gov.uk (UK Government), 24.24% of respondents are using Data.gov (US Government) for their learning purpose. As India local government open data directory 42.42% of respondents are using nroer.gov.in...

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