BUSINESS EDUCATORS’ EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS AND ADOPTION OF WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

Christiana Ngozi Ementa, Chika Madu Ile

Abstract


Education today has gone digital and has created the need for players in the sector to appreciate the benefits of utilizing Web 2.0 technologies for educational purposes. This study set out to assess business educators’ awareness and adoption of adoption of Web 2.0 technologies for instructional purposes in tertiary institutions in south east Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study. Four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Population of the study was 144 business educators teaching in tertiary institutions offering business education programme in south east Nigeria. A structured 5-point scale questionnaire was used for the study. The questionnaire was validated by one expert in ICT and two experts in measurement and evaluation. The reliability of the instrument was established using Split half method. Data collected in respect of the research questions were analyzed using mean of scores while t-test was used to test the null hypotheses. The results revealed that the respondents were moderately aware of the educational benefits of Web 2.0 technologies and adopted Web 2.0 technologies for instructional purposes to a very low extent. The result also revealed that age was a critical factor in business educators’ rating of awareness and adoption of Web 2.0 technologies for instructional purposes while gender, sex, years of experience in teaching and type of institution did not affect the respondents’ ratings. It was recommended, among others, that business educators should be abreast of all emerging technologies and be attuned to the contemporary methods and applications of web technologies in the instructional process.

 

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business educators, web 2.0, instructional purposes

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