A framework for adoption of web 2.0 technologies for teaching and learning in secondary schools: Case of Nairobi county.
Web 2.0 technologies is a new concept that is gaining acceptance in Kenya just has it has been in the developed Nations, as such this study was conducted in order to gain better understanding of this technology as a teaching and learning tool. In line with this problem, no study had been carried out to evaluate the contribution of social media and the other web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning process and particularly from the perspective of teachers in Kenya secondary schools. Therefore, the overall objective of the study was to use the UTAUT model in developing a web 2.0 technology adoption model that can be used in Instruction delivery. In the study Purposive sampling was used to select seven schools that best represented the purpose of the study. The schools select were already using one form of technology in teaching and learning. This enabled a quantitative data to be obtained by use of a questionnaire since a questionnaire was easy to administer, offered convenience to respondents and it also saved time and money during its construction process and data collection. The findings revealed that all the four constructs were strong Predictors of teacher’s behavioral intentions to accept the usage of web 2.0 technologies within Nairobi county secondary schools. The research addressed the effects of Usefulness for performance expectancy, Competency for Effort expectancy, Peer influence for Social Influence and Internet connectivity for Facilitating Conditions as factors that affect behavioral intentions to adopt web 2.0 technologies in Teaching and learning in Nairobi County secondary schools. Four hypotheses were tested and all the tested hypotheses were Not Rejected. This enabled the validation of the proposed model and hence satisfying a key objective of proposing a web 2.0 adoption model based on the data obtained from the study.