Many undergraduates in Nigerian universities are faced with problems of nervousness, apprehension and lack of confidence or ability in the use of Web 2.0 tools. Even when some of them have the skill, the ICT infrastructure may not be available, accessible, sustainable, affordable, modern or of top-notch quality. These factors may not allow them to use the tools frequently and/or enjoy using them. It is to this end that this study sets out to investigate how frequent and enjoyable undergraduates in the two first generation Nigerian universities under review are finding the use of Web 2.0 tools for academic activities.Descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select the sample size of 290 out of a population of 35,902. Data collected from 281 respondents who duly filled and returned copies of the structured questionnaire given out at the University of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University were analysed with descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that the types of Web 2.0 tools that were regularly used by the students include Facebook, GoogleAD, Websites/Blogs, Email Tutorials, Twitter and YouTube. It could be inferred that the students perceived that enjoyment in the use of Web 2.0 tools lies in the fact that the actual process of using Web 2.0 tools is pleasurable, improves social networking, make Online/Internet chatting and learning exciting, satisfying and hence, enjoyable. There was a significant positive relationship (r = .291; df = 280; p < 0.05) between perceived enjoyment and use of Web 2.0 tools by the undergraduates. This implies that the higher the perceived enjoyment, the more they use Web 2.0 tools for academic activities. It is therefore recommended that students be exposed to a wider range of Web 2.0 tools for gainful learning experiences which may lead to good academic achievements. Provision of a very stable Internet connectivity is also advised for a faster, sustainable, more frequent and enjoyable use of the tools. Moreso, since perceived enjoyment is confirmed a factor in the use of the tools, it is suggested that state of the art ICT infrastructure be provided and the environment of the ICT Laboratories be made more conducive for a tireless, gainful, enjoyable and game-changing academic activities using the Web 2.0 tools.
Citation: Mercy Adewoye and Taiwo Adetoun Akinde (2022) Frequency and Perceived Enjoyment of the Use of Web 2.0 Tools by Undergraduates of Two Universities in Nigeria, International Journal of Library and Information Science Studies, Vol.8, No.3, pp.1-23
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