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Use of Mobile Devices by Law Faculty for teaching, learning and research: Special reference to affiliated law Colleges/law departments under Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Avinash B. Salunkhe

Abstract


This paper elaborates insight details of actual use of mobile devices by law faculties for their day to day activities and their cognizance regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of mobile devices for their teaching, learning and research activities in law colleges and law departments under Shivaji University Kolhapur. The result and the findings of the study divulge that most of the respondents are agree to use and perception of mobile devices the use of mobile devices is convenient and allows flexible learning, the respondents use mobile devices for more than 3 hours in a day. Faculties use mobile devices for more than 3 years. Highest numbers of respondents are using mobile devices for accessing academic information. It is found that the utilization of mobile devices for daily information needs of the faculty for accessing legal information/database and to accessing reference material. Most of the respondents accessing signed subscribed E-journals followed by library websites through their mobile devices. There are some barriers conjointly found i.e. lack of specialized content format and authenticity of e-resources. The findings of the study want solely offer a pathway for law college in effective uses of mobile devices for teaching, learning and research however conjointly facilitate all the law libraries and librarians in exploring mobile devices adoption and usage among the respondents.

Keywords: Mobile devices, mobile technology, legal databases, law faculty, Shivaji University Kolhapur

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Avinash B. Salunkhe. “Use of Mobile Devices by Law Faculty for teaching, learning and research: Special reference to affiliated law Colleges/law departments under Shivaji University, Kolhapur”. Journal of Advancements in Library Sciences. 2019; 6(Special Issue 1): 41s–48s.


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