Perceived usefulness, ease of use and adequacy of use of mobile technologies by Nigerian university lecturers
Nathaniel Samuel, Samuel Onasanya, Charles Olumorin, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
IJEDICT Volume 14, Number 3, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
This paper investigated the university lecturers’ perceived usefulness, ease of use and adequacy of use mobile technologies for research collaboration in South-west, Nigeria. Lecturers in the public universities in the South-west, Nigeria were purposively sampled. The study was descriptive type using survey method. 4 research questions were raised and answered. The research instrument was validated and reliability coefficient of 0.85, 0.92, 0.94 and 0.83 for perceived usefulness, ease of use, adequacy of use and frequency of use of mobile technologies for research collaboration was attained respectively using Cronbach Alpha. A total of 742 respondents were drawn from 13 federal and state universities in South-west, Nigeria. Data were collected using structured questionnaire. Mean and percentages were used to answer research questions 1-4. The findings revealed that university lecturers had positive perception toward the usefulness, ease of use and adequacy of use of mobile technologies. The study concluded that lecturers perceived mobile technologies to be essential and easy to use in facilitating research collaboration. It was recommended that the university lecturers should be encouraged to use mobile technologies effectively for research collaboration.
Samuel, N., Onasanya, S. & Olumorin, C. (2018). Perceived usefulness, ease of use and adequacy of use of mobile technologies by Nigerian university lecturers. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 14(3),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies.