Web storage technology platform usage by faculty members in the faculty of education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
This paper examined Web Storage Technology Platform usage by Faculty Members in the Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Two (2) objectives were identified for this paper which are; to identify the types of WST Platform the Faculty Members are aware of, to find out the extent to which Faculty Members utilise WST Platforms in the Faculty of Education, A.B.U., Zaria. Quantitative research methodology was employed and cross-sectional survey research design was used for this study. The population of the study is the whole 175 Faculty Members in the Faculty of Education, A. B.U., Zaria, excluding staff on sabbatical and staff on study leave. Self-developed questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Descriptive statistics (frequency distribution, percentage, mean and standard deviation) was used to analyse the data collected from the respondents. This study discovered that, google cloud (google docs, gmail) was the most common WST Platform that Faculty Members are aware of. The study also revealed that Faculty Members most commonly utilise Google cloud (google docs, gmail) as the type of WST Platform in the Faculty of Education A.B.U., Zaria and partially utilise drop box. The researcher recommended that; the University management should put more efforts through the ICT Department/unit in creating awareness on different type of WST Platforms available for Faculty Members to utilise. Also, WST Platform service providers should provide more concise, clear and understandable steps to facilitate the high use of the platforms for academic activities.
Keywords: Web Storage Technology Platform, Awareness, Usage, Faculty Members