Education Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Sep  2018, Pages 111-121; DOI: 10.31058/j.edu.2018.13008 10.31058/j.edu.2018.13008

Mobile-Learning (M-Learning) through WhatsApp Messaging, Facebook, and YouTube, Nigeria

Education Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Sep  2018, Pages 111-121.

DOI: 10.31058/j.edu.2018.13008

Aina Jacob Kola 2* , Olanipekun Shola Sunday 1

1 Department of Physics Education, College of Education (Tech.) Lafiagi Kwara State, Nigeria

2 Department of Education, College of Education (Tech.) Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria

Received: 27 July 2018; Accepted: 25 August 2018; Published: 20 October 2018

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Abstract

The paper’s attention is on M-learning in Nigerian schools through the WhatsApp, Facebook and the YouTube. The growing technologies in education have made the concept of M-learning ubiquitous in the present world. Mobile learning is a type of learning that is not only in the four wall of a classroom. The paper argued the current situation in Nigeria where students seem not to be willing to attend classes, and the inadequate infrastructure makes the M-learning imperative. However, acquiring educational knowledge is essential not only limited to the classroom with the students technologies savvy. The paper considered the WhatsApp, Facebook and the YouTube being the universal apps in every smartphone and easy to operate by the students. It is also the Apps most students are familiar with in the social media networking accessible everywhere there is internet connectivity. The article explored features in these devices significant for learning such as text messaging, image messaging, voice messaging and video messaging. The use of these technologies could also provide the student with the authentic learning experience. The authors concluded that using these technologies in learning will be of significant advantages to the students and stakeholders in education. The paper discussed some implications of the paper such as internet connectivity and the need for regular power supply in every town and village.

Keywords

Mobile Learning, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Internet Connectivity

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