IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/pra/mprapa/96766.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Use of Whatsapp for flexible learning: Its effectiveness in supporting teaching and learning in Sierra Leone's Higher Education Institutions

Author

Listed:
  • Jackson, Emerson Abraham

Abstract

Despite its inherent limitations, Whatsapp messenger has proved beneficial in bridging the gap in technology provision for enhancing students' learning experiences in Sierra Leone. The need to make sure students dedicate time in using Whatsapp for the benefit of improving their learning experiences was emphasised; this as suggested can be done through participation in group collaboration, which involve peer-to-peer and peer-to-instructor interaction. Equally, to advance effective use of flexible learning opportunities, institutions must consider alternatives like Moodle / Blackboard, which already comes with the added capabilities of MIS synchronisation features of integration with students' record. In all of the aforementioned points, there is a need for government support in ensuring the right investment is made in bringing the country's HEIs integrated ICT learning provision to international standard.

Suggested Citation

  • Jackson, Emerson Abraham, 2019. "Use of Whatsapp for flexible learning: Its effectiveness in supporting teaching and learning in Sierra Leone's Higher Education Institutions," MPRA Paper 96766, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:96766
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/96766/1/MPRA_paper_96766.pdf
    File Function: original version
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Jackson Emerson Abraham, 2015. "Role of Information Science in Sustainable Development: Sierra Leone as a Case Study," Management of Sustainable Development, Sciendo, vol. 7(2), pages 23-29, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Whatsapp; Alternative Platforms; Flexible Learning; Qualitative; Sierra Leone;

    JEL classification:

    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:96766. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joachim Winter). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/vfmunde.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.