Yıl 2020, Cilt 11 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 31 - 46 2019-11-02

WhatsApp Groups in Academic Context: Exploring the Academic Uses of WhatsApp Groups among the Students

Diganta Baishya [1] , Saurabh Maheshwari [2]


The present study explores the uses of WhatsApp groups in the education context. It examines utilities and burdens associated with educational WhatsApp groups. The study also explores how the presence of teachers in the groups can influence the group functioning. In the first study chats of four WhatsApp groups of one year, where two groups were included teacher and two groups were without teachers, were analyzed. In the second study, interviews were conducted with two participants from each group, a total of eight participants. The results of the studies show that the major functions these groups serve are mostly education-related. However, apart from academic uses, students do use this platform for wishing/congratulations, for extra curriculum activities as well as for entertainment purposes. In addition, the results show that the presence of the teacher influences the group conversation significantly. Though students reported that sometimes these WhatsApp groups become burden and take a lot of time, but they also believe that is unavoidable, since these WhatsApp groups not only provide them important information related to class, exam, holidays, etc., but members are also able to connect with others and involve in non-academic activities.
WhatsApp, WhatsApp group, Social media, WhatsApp and education
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Eğitim, Bilimsel Disiplinler
Bölüm Makaleler
Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0001-6876-7118
Yazar: Diganta Baishya
Kurum: Sikkim University, India
Ülke: India


Orcid: 0000-0001-5948-6541
Yazar: Saurabh Maheshwari (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Sikkim University, India
Ülke: India


Tarihler

Yayımlanma Tarihi : 2 Kasım 2019

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { cet641765, journal = {Contemporary Educational Technology}, issn = {}, eissn = {1309-517X}, address = {Prof. Dr. Ali Şimşek, Başeditör, Anadolu Üniversitesi İletişim Bilimleri Fakültesi İletişim Tasarımı ve Yönetimi Bölümü, Yunus Emre Yerleşkesi, Eskişehir}, publisher = {Ali ŞİMŞEK}, year = {2019}, volume = {11}, pages = {31 - 46}, doi = {10.30935/cet.641765}, title = {WhatsApp Groups in Academic Context: Exploring the Academic Uses of WhatsApp Groups among the Students}, key = {cite}, author = {Baishya, Diganta and Maheshwari, Saurabh} }
APA Baishya, D , Maheshwari, S . (2019). WhatsApp Groups in Academic Context: Exploring the Academic Uses of WhatsApp Groups among the Students. Contemporary Educational Technology , 11 (1) , 31-46 . DOI: 10.30935/cet.641765
MLA Baishya, D , Maheshwari, S . "WhatsApp Groups in Academic Context: Exploring the Academic Uses of WhatsApp Groups among the Students". Contemporary Educational Technology 11 (2019 ): 31-46 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/cet/issue/50041/641765>
Chicago Baishya, D , Maheshwari, S . "WhatsApp Groups in Academic Context: Exploring the Academic Uses of WhatsApp Groups among the Students". Contemporary Educational Technology 11 (2019 ): 31-46
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ISNAD Baishya, Diganta , Maheshwari, Saurabh . "WhatsApp Groups in Academic Context: Exploring the Academic Uses of WhatsApp Groups among the Students". Contemporary Educational Technology 11 / 1 (Kasım 2019): 31-46 . https://doi.org/10.30935/cet.641765
AMA Baishya D , Maheshwari S . WhatsApp Groups in Academic Context: Exploring the Academic Uses of WhatsApp Groups among the Students. Contemporary Educational Technology. 2019; 11(1): 31-46.
Vancouver Baishya D , Maheshwari S . WhatsApp Groups in Academic Context: Exploring the Academic Uses of WhatsApp Groups among the Students. Contemporary Educational Technology. 2019; 11(1): 46-31.