An empirical analysis of the impact of mobile instant messaging for collaborative learning during the Covid-19 lockdown in a rural-based university
The outbreak of COVID-19 in the world was a game changer in most institutions of higher learning. These institutions were forced to adopt any technologies at their disposal to continue with teaching and learning. During this period students and lecturers at rural-based universities adopted mobile instant messaging for collaborative learning. This study investigates the impact of mobile instant messaging for collaborative learning during a COVID-19 lockdown in rural-based universities. In this study, data was collected using a close-ended questionnaire from both students and lecturers. The collected data were analysed using IBM SPSS statistical tool. This study found that mobile instant messaging had a positive impact on collaborative learning during a Covid-19 lockdown in rural-based universities.
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