EVALUATION OF TERTIARY INSTITUTION STUDENTS PERCEIVE INSTRUCTIONAL USEFULNESS AND REACTION TOWARDS WHATSAPP SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATION FOR MOBILE LEARNING

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Bolaji H. O. Wonuola M M

Abstract

The social media application has enjoyed acceptability among students of various tertiary institutions
wherein it is been engaged for instructional activities. Hence, empirical information should be harnessed
to justify the integration of social media applications into education, especially WhatsApp. This study
adopted a descriptive approach of survey method in which a researcher-designed questionnaire was
structured to collate data on instructional usefulness and reaction towards WhatsApp social media
applications. Random sampling technique was adopted for the administration of the questionnaire which
was validated by five lecturers and a test-retest method was adopted and yielded 0.89 of Pearson Product
Moment Correlation. Four research questions were structured and two hypotheses were raised. Frequency
counts and percentages were used to answer research questions one and two while t-test was used to
analyze the hypotheses raised in this study. The result implies that tertiary institution students reaction to
WhatsApp social media application influences its instructional usefulness and gender plays a neutral role.
It then recommended that lecturers should explore the WhatsApp social media application for instructional
activities.

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O., Bolaji H.; M, Wonuola M. EVALUATION OF TERTIARY INSTITUTION STUDENTS PERCEIVE INSTRUCTIONAL USEFULNESS AND REACTION TOWARDS WHATSAPP SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATION FOR MOBILE LEARNING. Nigerian Journal of Educational Technology, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 34-41, apr. 2019. ISSN 2616-1338. Available at: <https://journal.nijet.org.ng/index.php/nijet/article/view/54>. Date accessed: 31 may 2020.
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