Whatslearn: The use of whatsapp for teaching and learning

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Educational establishments continue to seek opportunities to provide learners with effective facilities and tools to use in their learning. WhatsApp is one of these tools. The approach of using WhatsApp to support instruction and learning in the author’s research projects and teaching is called WhatsLearn. In this paper, the theories underpinning WhatsLearn are examined. The salient characteristics and supporting features of WhatsApp for education are discussed. The setup of WhatsLearn, such as with the use of QR codes and cloud technologies, is also illustrated. Examples of WhatsLearn are provided. One of the research results generated with WhatsLearn is discussed by So (2016). Copyright © 2016 The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1359-1365
JournalTurkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
Issue numberDecember Special Issue
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016


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So, S. (2016). Whatslearn: The use of whatsapp for teaching and learning. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2016(December Special Issue), 1359-1365.