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ERIC Number: EJ1083503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
The Effectiveness of Using WhatsApp Messenger as One of Mobile Learning Techniques to Develop Students' Writing Skills
Fattah, Said Fathy El Said Abdul
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n32 p115-127 2015
The present study was an attempt to determine the effectiveness of using a WhatsApp Messenger as one of mobile learning techniques to develop students' writing skills. Participants were 30 second year college students, English department from a private university in Saudi Arabia. The experimental group (N = 15) used WhatsApp technology to develop their writing skills; whereas the control group (N = 15) was taught their writing skills through prescribed book. The pre-post test comprised three questions, punctuate a paragraph, correct a paragraph and write an essay. This research is limited to punctuation marks, sentence structures and generating ideas. Results of the "t-test" analysis revealed that WhatsApp technique yielded significant effects on students' writing skills, i.e. the experimental group outperformed the control group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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