Telegram as a teaching aid for supporting mobile teaching and learning

Nurashikin, Suhaili (2021) Telegram as a teaching aid for supporting mobile teaching and learning. In: Eclecticnous Approach in Learning. UMK, Kelantan, pp. 15-20. ISBN 978-967-2912-75-0

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Whilst there are many online quiz-based tools available in the form of web or mobile applications, there remains a need for applications that can provide not just a space for quizzes but also a room for discussion in a user-friendly way with low data consumption. One of simple yet useful applications that has the aforementioned criteria is Telegram, which is known as a mobile instant messaging (MIM) application. Based on a recent report by Tang and Hew (2020), to date, MIM in general still remains the least explored technological platform for education. Hence, there is a need for the investigation of MIM applications for educational purposes. The recent advancement of mobile technology has significantly changed the way individuals including teachers and students interact. It is projected that messaging applications will be used by 2.48 billion people worldwide in 2021 (eMarketer, 2019). Being an MIM application, Telegram can serve as an interesting tool that can gain users’ interest easily and can be manipulated further as an effective educational tool. Unlike most of the E-learning portals provided by higher learning institutions that are not available in the form of mobile applications, the availability of Telegram in the form of both mobile and desktop applications has made the application more convenient to be accessed by the users. In contrast to other social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, MIM applications such as Telegram are more straightforward and offer less distractions to the users. Students’ attention may not be easily deviated during the learning period.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Suhaili
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 02:08
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 02:08

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