Leapfrog Technologies: Can Mobile Technologies Competes Successfully With Traditional Learning Management Systems?
Keywords:Blended m-Learning, Connectivity, Mobile-Learning, WhatsApp Messenger
AbstractThe objective of this paper was to create an ontology to demonstrate new approaches to study and understand mobile learning through the use of WhatsApp Messenger as a learning tool in a distance learning program. The goal was to add to the body of research and further study how mobile learning can help to remedy the limitations online learning poses for students who live in the sub-Saharan Africa Region with lack of access to electrical power and internet connectivity issues. Qualitative approach was employed with a total sample size of 807 students, composed of 58 percent male and 42 percent female. In designing the blended mobile learning structure, I applied agile methodologies using WhatsApp Messenger as a learning platform, that meets the current infrastructural conditions in Ghana. In this study, I made several assertions that, for WhatsApp to work properly in any classroom in Ghana, there must be intentional designs and step-by-step approach to teach both the faculty and the students how to use the application to achieve the utmost outcomes.
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