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The implementation of telegram as a pedagogical tool to enhance student motivation and interaction in academic writing

PUBLISHED March 09, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2303p7231114)



Kershnee Sevnarayan1
  1. University of South Africa

Conference / event

Writing Research Across Borders, February 2023 (Trondheim, Norway)

Poster summary

The researcher has noted that there is lack of research focusing on use of the Telegram messenger as a means of encouraging student motivation and interaction in academic writing. This qualitative study is contextualised in a South African open distance and e-learning university and made use of interviews and observations to understand three objectives (1) lecturers’ perceptions of using Telegram to enhance student motivation and interaction, (2) if Telegram motivates students to learn academic writing, and (3) how Telegram encourages student interaction in the module under study. The study found that lecturers perceived Telegram as being a useful pedagogical tool to enhance student motivation and interaction. The findings further revealed that Telegram motivated students to interact on the group and with the module. It is recommended that stakeholders reconsider their pedagogies and encourage the use of Telegram to aid students’ learning in Academic Writing modules.


Academic writing, ODeL, Student interaction, Student motivation, Telegram, Social media

Research areas

Education, Arts, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Journalism, Media and Communication, Computer and Information Science


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The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 Sevnarayan. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sevnarayan, K. The implementation of telegram as a pedagogical tool to enhance student motivation and interaction in academic writing [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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