University of Jordan Graduate Students' Perception on Mobile Learning via WhatsApp and its Role in Easy Accessibility and Interaction with Instructional Content

Halah Ata Allah Abdel Ra’oof Awadh


The study aimed to identify the perceptions of postgraduate students at the University of Jordan about mobile learning through WhatsApp and its role in easy accessibility and interaction with instructional content. The individuals of the study were selected purposively sampling approach among graduate students at the University of Jordan including (25) students from Faculty of Educational Sciences and King Abdullah II College of Information Technology during the first semester of the academic year 2018/2019.The researcher used the qualitative research approach for achieving the purpose of the current study. The researcher has prepared an interview sheet with quasi-standardized questions for data collection purposes. The study questions were answered by using the holistic content analysis approach for the responses of quasi-standardized interview questions as well as qualitative methods such as frequencies. The results of the current study revealed that; postgraduate students have positive perceptions about the application of WhatsApp and its role in accessibility and interaction with the instructional content. In addition to the contribution of WhatsApp application was efficient and highly effective in easy and interaction with instructional content, where the application of WhatsApp has achieved the desired positive effect on students' accessibility and interaction with the instructional content.  This has been demonstrated by the high level of satisfaction among the students in WhatsApp application and its use in their educational-learning process.In light of the results of the current study, the study provided several recommendations; the most important of which is the necessity to activate WhatsApp application in a systematic and thoughtful manner to be adopted as a formal educational learning tool, giving it a wider space, and deeper tasks to enrich the educational process and raise awareness of Jordan university students about its benefits and uses that can be provided to support the educational - learning process.

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/103-11

Publication date: November 30th 2020

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