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Pages: 6596-6600
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

MANAGING TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION VIA WHATSAPP PLATFORM

L. Trenkov

American University of Sharjah (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
This paper showcases the real-time nature of class management using the WhatsApp platform. This platform is not evaluated as a distinct educational tool, but rather, to showcase its potential as enabler of perpetual engagement. The supporting data reflects the mobile interaction of three(3) different courses representing three (3) different levels of students (freshmen, sophomore and senior). A comparison to other digital (i.e. email, online boards) and analog (i.e. paper handouts) methods of communication helps give prospective on its advantages and possible shortcomings. The notion of persistent availability and connectivity is explored to help define the ever-rising student expectation of interactivity and feedback. The specific areas covered are regulating attendance, general course advisement, project discussions, ongoing feedback and assessment and evaluation. At its conclusion, the paper outlines the potential for real-time communication outside of the allocated class-time. As a conclusion the paper lists a number of practical suggestions for future use and further exploration. Lastly the novelty of this communication channel demonstrates a model for appropriating typical objects of nuisance into productive and effective tools of teacher-student engagement.
@InProceedings{TRENKOV2014MAN,
author = {Trenkov, L.},
title = {MANAGING TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION VIA WHATSAPP PLATFORM},
series = {6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN14 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-0557-3},
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location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {7-9 July, 2014},
year = {2014},
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PY - 2014
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CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
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L. Trenkov (2014) MANAGING TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION VIA WHATSAPP PLATFORM, EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 6596-6600.
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