Technology has often been criticized for failing in learning,
particularly with a large number of young people participating in chat and messaging applications that are readily available today.
However, technology does not have to be an obstacle. In fact, it can be an amazing tool to help students improve their communication.
Discussion Apps as a Collaboration and Learning Tool
If you pay attention to young people,
you will notice a very interesting thing:
the fact that they spend most of their time texting and using a number of free applications that can be downloaded easily.
This technology can be used to facilitate learning.
Some apps can really help anyone with a pronunciation problem.
These applications can be downloaded to your phone or computer and you can communicate using voice messages or even texts.
Voicemail is still relatively new, but it helps students a lot, especially with regard to pronunciation and spoken expression,
when they have to record the answers in a conversation.
As an educator, you can choose to talk to your students through this method.
You can do this individually or you can also create group discussions where students can listen freely and give their opinion when tasks have been assigned to them.
Most of the chat apps you find are very user-friendly.
Therefore, recording tasks can be very simple and effective.
These are applications that can be used when classes are completed.
The extra practice within the online platform is necessary because students have the opportunity to be autonomous learners and they can see the mistakes and correct them themselves.
Students are encouraged to improve their reading while they take the time to read aloud before recording and submitting them.
They also have the opportunity to listen to other people’s comments and perform all the other tasks that can be assigned.
There are other messaging applications that can be used on mobile phones and desktops and
that can be very important for writing.
This is particularly the case when a student has a job based on writing or project.
There are so many possibilities here, however.
Most chat sites allow for public or private conversations.
This makes it such an incredible feature for students in a group or anyone else who uses this tool for educational purposes.
When it is necessary to communicate privately with students, online chat applications always provide for it.
You can choose to communicate in groups,
but if there is a point that needs clarification, having a private conversation becomes the ideal thing.
There are different projects for which students must work together.
In this case, they should be able to communicate and collaborate very well.
Private channels can be applied when you need to discuss certain details related to a project.
You can also share images, links, etc., which makes them very convenient.