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Awareness and use of Web 2.0 technologies in sharing of agricultural knowledge in Tanzania

Show simple item record Mtega, W.P Dulle, F.W Malekani, A.W Chailla, A.M 2016-11-04T12:25:23Z 2016-11-04T12:25:23Z 2014
dc.description It is based on a research and training on e-resource usage by agricultural professionals in Tanzania en_US
dc.description.abstract The current study investigated the extent to which agricultural researchers and extension workers were aware of Web 2.0 technologies and put them into practice in their daily work. The study involved 107 respondents in the first phase and 148 in the second phase. Respondents were from agricultural research and training institutions as well as agricultural extension departments from selected districts across the country. Structured questionnaires were administered to selected respondents. Findings show that 43.9% of the respondents were aware of Web 2.0 while 56.1% knew nothing about this concept. Facebook and Wikipedia were found to be the most used Web 2.0 tools by many respondents while Delicious, Pbworks, Picasa and Digg were identified as among the less commonly used tools by majority of the respondents. The study recommends the need for providing appropriate Web 2.0 training packages to agricultural extension workers, researchers, trainers and other stakeholders in order to enhance knowledge sharing among them for improved agricultural productivity in the country en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Elsevier en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Knowledge Management and E-Learning Journal en_US
dc.subject Agricultural information, knowledge sharing, Tanzania, Web 2.0 technologies en_US
dc.title Awareness and use of Web 2.0 technologies in sharing of agricultural knowledge in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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