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Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning

Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar.

Abstract
This paper explores the use of social media specifically WhatsApp for learning by undergraduate students of Arts and Science Colleges. Literature review shows that social media could be used as an instrument for learning in different parts of the world and reflects the advantages and disadvantages of using social media for learning. This paper uses Communities of Inquiry (CoI) model to prove the point that production of knowledge is done through three presences explained by the conceptual model of CoI developed by researcher. Survey questionnaire is used to elicit answers from the undergraduate students. 769 samples from 10 select Arts and Science colleges in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, South India, were collected. Nominal and ordinal measurements are used to construct the survey questionnaire. Demographic results presented in this paper show cross-sectional representation of the population. Using results of crosstabulation and Kruskal-Wallis-H tests, 3 sets of significant statements concerning teaching, social and cognitive and learning presences are tested and the results are presented. The paper concludes that results of tests prove that social presence and cognitive and learning presence are reflected more than the teaching presence. The social, cognitive, and learning presences make teaching presence a reality.

Key words: WhatsApp learning, Communities of Inquiry, Focus Interview, Survey questionnaire, Kruskal-Wallis-H test


 
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Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar. Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning. J Cardiovasc. Dis. Res.. 2021; 12(3): 86-96. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12


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Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar. Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning. http://www.jcdronline.org/?mno=80128 [Access: May 23, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12


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Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar. Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning. J Cardiovasc. Dis. Res.. 2021; 12(3): 86-96. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12



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Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar. Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning. J Cardiovasc. Dis. Res.. (2021), [cited May 23, 2021]; 12(3): 86-96. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12



Harvard Style

Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar (2021) Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning. J Cardiovasc. Dis. Res., 12 (3), 86-96. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12



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Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar. 2021. Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 12 (3), 86-96. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12



Chicago Style

Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar. "Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning." Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research 12 (2021), 86-96. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar. "Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning." Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research 12.3 (2021), 86-96. Print. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12



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Lourduraj Ignacimuthu, Mallika Vijayakumar (2021) Social Media Learning in the Light of Communities of Inquiry: A focus on WhatsApp learning. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 12 (3), 86-96. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.03.12





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