Mobile learning support to distance learners: using WhatsApp Messenger

Harvinder, Kaur and Lim, Tick-Meng and Woo, Tai-Kwan and Mansor Fadzil, (2018) Mobile learning support to distance learners: using WhatsApp Messenger. In: Innovations in Open and Flexible Education. Education Innovation Series (EDIN) . Springer, pp. 109-119. ISBN 9789811079955

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This paper examines the Open University Malaysia’s (OUM) forays into using WhatsApp Messenger as a tool for supporting learning. The pilot project was implemented on the new group of about 3000 first-semester learners. The mobile learning messages were in the form of images, audios and videos, in addition to the text format. A preliminary survey was conducted using the Google Drive survey instrument, and it was communicated to the learners via WhatsApp. This paper outlines the OUM’s efforts and processes in implementing WhatsApp as a tool for mobile learning support and distance learners’ experience and usage pattern for the mobile learning messages. (Abstract by authors)

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile learning, WhatsApp Messenger, Instant messaging
Subjects: > > LB2300 Higher Education
> > LB2300 Higher Education
> > LB2300 Higher Education

> LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 02:02
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 02:02

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