Evaluation of WhatsApp to Promote Collaborative Learning in the Use of Software in University Professionals

William Montalvo, Fernando Ibarra-Torres, Marcelo V. Garcia, Valeria Barona-Pico

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Abstract

In this article we discuss how users of Mobile Instant Messaging (MMI) (WhatsApp) applications collaborate in environments that promote knowledge networks. For this study the researcher analyzed the interaction of users added to a group in WhatsApp, which is based on concepts of connectivism, communication, collaborative learning and knowledge creation. This study deals with the granting of knowledge on a specific computer subject and its transmission by all the members of the group, facilitating the work for the instructor and increasing the users’ compression capacity. Each user can become an instructor for the new members of the group. Strengthening collaborative learning processes. Part of the study is the use of the questionnaire tool that collected information from group members, reception capacity, age and difficulties with MMI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Technologies - 1st International Conference, ICAT 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMiguel Botto-Tobar, Marcelo Zambrano Vizuete, Pablo Torres-Carrión, Sergio Montes León, Guillermo Pizarro Vásquez, Benjamin Durakovic
PublisherSpringer
Pages3-12
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030425197
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019 - Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 3 Dec 20195 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1194 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019
Country/TerritoryEcuador
CityQuito
Period3/12/195/12/19

Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • Creation of new knowledge
  • Knowledge
  • Knowledge transmission
  • Mobile Instant Messaging
  • Smartphones

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