This study entailed the survey of the use of Web 2.0 for educational purposes by the students in Nigeria. The sample of the study constituted of students from seven faculties and one center which were purposively selected. The study used a questionnaire as its instrument of data collection. Four hundred copies of the questionnaire were distributed among the sample, out of which 380 were returned and found usable. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the collected data. Statistical methods used for the analyses of the data were frequency distribution, cross tabulation, T-test, One-way ANOVA and Regression.
The study revealed that majority of the students of the University of Ibadan is already familiar with the term “Web 2.0” and are using it for educational purposes. The students indicated that the Internet was their source of information about the term “Web 2.0”. Also, course mates/ friends, lecturers and newspapers/magazines were sources of information. In exploring the group of students that use Web 2.0 for education purposes, it was discovered that the students in higher levels use Web 2.0 tools more than their counterparts in lower levels and majority of these students are in IT-related departments like computer science, library, archival and information studies.