Effectiveness of WhatsApp mediated instruction on study habit of B.Ed. students
Dr. Srutirupa Panda
The world is witnessing continues upsurge and massive improvement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) today and this age. The impact of ICT on learning is currently in relation to use of digital media, primarily computers and internet to facilitate teaching and learning. ICTs are the technologies used in conveying, manipulation and storage of data by electronic means, they provide an array of powerful tools that may help in transforming the present isolated teacher-centred and text-bound classrooms into rich, student-focused, interactive knowledge environments. To meet these challenges, learning institutions are using the new technologies such as whats app based learning in the classroom in order to enhance learning achievement.. Academic achievement is the outcome of study habit in education system. Study habit of B.Ed. teacher is an important aspect of pre service teacher education. It enables prospective teachers to resourceful for school teaching. Study habit helps a prospective school teacher aquire content and pedagogical knowledge. Presently it is observed that prospective student teachers are frequently using whats app. The gap in literature is however that social media have been over researched but little is known about how each social media channel such as whatsup mediated instruction significantly influence the behaviour of individual subscribers notably students who devote much time on the whatsapp platform. To this end, study aiming to fill the gap on how whatsapp mediated instruction is influencing student’s behaviour with respect to study habit of students. The main objectives of the study was to ascertain and compare study habit of arts and science B.Ed. students with respect to whats app mediated instruction. : Pre Test Post Test Experimental Method of research is followed in the study. It is found that. There exists significant difference on study habit of B.Ed. students under control group taught through traditional classroom instruction and experimental group taught through Whats app media. It is further suggested that Teachers of higher education must be conscious about different whats app based instructional strategies while dealing with the course design, unit planning and lesson planning.
Dr. Srutirupa Panda. Effectiveness of WhatsApp mediated instruction on study habit of B.Ed. students. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 6, Issue 11, 2019, Pages 11-17