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Teaching With Web 2.0 Technologies in Selected Federal Universities in South West Nigeria

Priscilla Ayooluwa Kolawole, Stephen M Mutula


The purpose of the study reported on in this article was to investigate the extent of use of Web 2.0 for teaching purposes in federal universities in South West Nigeria. The study addressed two research objectives, namely: (1) to examine the extent to which Web 2.0 technologies are integrated into teaching in the selected federal universities; and (2) to investigate the factors influencing the use of Web 2.0 technologies for teaching purposes. The study was guided by the updated DeLone and McLean (D&M) Model of Information Systems Success. The population of the study comprised 240 academics from the faculties of technology, sciences and veterinary. A response rate of 195 (81.3%) was achieved. The results revealed that the uptake of Web 2.0 for teaching purposes in Nigerian universities is low but seems to be growing. Moreover, system quality, information quality and service quality were three major variables that influenced technology adoption and use by academic staff. The study recommends that the universities in South West Nigeria should focus more on Web 2.0 infrastructure development; create enabling policies; improve academic staff attitudes towards the use of technologies for teaching purposes; and develop capacity.


Web 2.0; technologies; teaching; academics; Universities; Southwest Nigeria

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