Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
A study on developing reading skills of engineering students through WhatsApp as motivational strategy
Author(s): Muthaiyan M, Dr. Kannayya Kanchana
Abstract: Reading is a skill that a reader uses to search for knowledge of the world and understanding. Reading brings up the human beings knowledge to know about written statements that are available in various sources. This research has been conducted for first year students of SVS College of Engineering in Coimbatore. Because the present generation students are living in modern society and they are using smart cell phone nowadays. Yet they have not used it for education purpose. So this research makes them to utilize mobile phone to develop their reading skills by using WhatsApp which is being used as one of the most important motivational strategies. WhatsApp is one of the most important social networks to convey or send the message among the students for various reasons. It shows that they are having more interest to use of reading message which is sent by others or those who belong to class. rnThey can develop their reading skills by reading message via WhatsApp which makes them to involve for reading text message and developing their understanding power. The students can share the materials which are related to their subjects or own course from one to one or many by using WhatsApp. When the students are coming to know the intimation of assignment through WhatsApp, they do not forget it as well as they will write it in their examination.