Effectiveness of Whatsapp Messenger Smartphone Application in Developing E-Teaching Competencies Among Teacher Trainees

  • A Kanaharaj Research Scholar, Department of Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
  • S Malathi Asst. Professor in Education, Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Abstract

Lot many ICT mobile based applications are becoming popular among the youths these days. The student’s community are fond of using mobile phone messengers such as Line, Wechat and WhatsApp. In India, WhatApp Messenger has become a most common mobile application for exchange of messages among the students. The investigators felt that an internet enabled WhatsApp installed Smartphone would be one of the most powerful ICT Tools in developing e-Teaching competencies among the teacher trainees. The main objective of the study is to identify e-teaching competencies that can be developed using internet enabled WhatsApp installed Smartphones. The investigator followed single group pre test treatment post test design and purposive sampling technique for the study. Forty B.Ed. teacher trainees from IGNOU, Trivandrum Study Centre were selected for formation of a single experimental group. The treatment period was for two weeks. The obtained results have shown that the internet enabled WhatsApp installed Smartphones are the best effective ICT Tool for developing E-Teaching competencies among B.Ed. trainees

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2014-09-29
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Kanaharaj, A., & Malathi, S. (2014). Effectiveness of Whatsapp Messenger Smartphone Application in Developing E-Teaching Competencies Among Teacher Trainees. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2(4), 52-59. Retrieved from https://shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/education/article/view/2835
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