The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of the internet by faculty members for their academic activities and bring forth the key factors influencing their utilization of this technology. This investigation seeks to answer the following questions. How does faculty utilize the Internet in their teaching, research, and communication? Is there any correlation exists between the available resources of the university, internet use of faculty, discipline, gender and computer use level. What are the main hurdles faced by university faculty with regard to their internet usage. The survey includes all 6 public sector universities located in Peshawar, the capital of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A self-administered questionnaire was utilized to collect the data. The study population consisted of 1346 faculty members. A random sample consisted of 550 faculty members was drawn to whom the questionnaires were administered out of which 502 questionnaires were received back. The overall response rate was 91.27%. The study concludes that the internet is a best resource for study and teaching and the university faculty members very often utilized it for academic purposes.
Mohammad Ismail, Nisar Ahmad Subhpoto. (2015) Internet Use by the Faculty Members of Public Sector Universities in Peshawar, The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Volume-23, Issue-2.