The study was designed to examine Chat -
Applications Usage among Educational Technology
lecturers and Undergraduate Students in University of
Calabar. Three research questions and hypotheses
guided the study. A descriptive survey research design
was employed. The population comprised of all
Educational Technology lecturers and students in the
Department of Curriculum and Teaching, which was 414
students and all lecturers in 2018/2019 academic session.
Purposive sampling technique was used to select year
Two students and 11 eleven lecturers in the Department.
Questionnaires were used to elicit information from the
respondents based on the variables measured. Experts in
Educational technology and Test and Measurement
Evaluation from the University of Calabar validated the
instrument. To test for reliability, the questionnaires
were administered to a comparative group outside the
sample, and the data obtained was subjected to
Cronbach Alpha formula which yielded 0.87 coefficient.
Data from the field were statistically analyzed using
Independent t-test and mean scores. Results revealed
that Educational Technology lecturers and students in
University of Calabar frequently used Facebook
Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, IMO, and Twitter
within the University. It is on this note, that the
researchers recommend that these Chat-Apps (i.e.
Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, IMO,
Twitter) should be integrated into the curriculum of
Educational Technology; and students should be made to
use them frequently not just for social reasons, but also
for instructional purposes to enhance their academic
Keywords : Chat-Apps, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Educational technology, Lecturers, Undergraduates, Integration