Title: The Introduction of WeChat as an Agent of Innovation: A Case Study at Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite

Issue Number: Vol. 5, No. 4
Year of Publication: Dec - 2019
Page Numbers: 134-147
Authors: Ace Navea Bombaes
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002635

Abstract:


Today’s generation of university students is the first generation to have been raised with social media. WeChat has been one of the most popular and useful apps in China, and increasingly now also in the Philippines. This paper proposed that cloud-native applications like WeChat have the potential to be an innovative and disruptive agent for change and modernization in higher education because they offer a new set of communication channels for teaching and learning. The study shows the feasibility of using WeChat as learning and teaching tool which emphasizes interactive, individual, and computer multi-media teaching styles. Furthermore, WeChat styled cloud native applications have the potential to make higher education learning more accessible and socially engaging, and personalized learning more practical and readily available to every student. The experimental results show teaching based on WeChat is effective to improve both teacher’s and students’ learning outputs and the teaching and learning process hence making it feasible in higher education