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Date of this Version

Winter 12-10-2020

Abstract

The study examines the factors that influence adoption and use of Web 2.0 among the polytechnic students in Nigeria. Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology was used to underpin the study. The study is a survey research and questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Purposive sampling was used to select the polytechnic, while convenience sampling was used to select four hundred students of the polytechnic. The study assessed the influence of UTAUT constructs on the acceptance and use of Web 2.0. The research established that effort expectancy and performance expectancy were the UTAUT constructs that influenced the use of Web 2.0 among the students of the polytechnic. Based on the findings of the study it is recommended that the manufacturers of these technologies should make it to be user friendly and the interface of the technology needs to be facilitating. There is also need for training on the benefits of Web 2.0 for the use of the students particularly for academic activities.

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