Business Educators’ Awareness and Adoption of Web 2.0 Technologies for Educational Instruction in Tertiary Institutions in South East Nigeria

Christiana Ngozi Ementa, Chika Madu Ile


There is need for students of tertiary institutions to enjoy the enormous benefits of Web 2.0 technologies and tools which students use mainly for entertainment and recreation. This necessitated this investigation on the extent business educators in southeast Nigeria are aware of and adopt Web 2.0 technologies for educational instruction. Two research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The survey design was adopted for the study. Population of the study was 144 business educators and there was no sampling. The research instrument was a structured 5-point scale questionnaire validated by three experts in ICT and measurement and evaluation. The reliability of the instrument was established using Split half method. Mean was used to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the null hypotheses. The study found that the respondents were highly aware of Web 2.0 technologies and adopt Web 2.0 technologies for class interaction to a very low extent. The study also found that age was a factor in business educators’ rating of awareness and adoption of Web 2.0 technologies for educational instruction while sex, years of experience in teaching and type of institution did not affect their response. It was recommended, among others, that management of tertiary institutions should train business educators on the usage of Web 2.0 for educational activities.

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