Socialization in telecollaboration: The smart use of WhatsApp to develop social presence in the HI-UB project
Olivia Espejel https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9370-3212, Pilar Concheiro https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9517-4086, Joan-Tomàs Pujolà https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8664-432X

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/9781914291012-7

In: Smart CALL: Personalization, contextualization, & socialization (pp. 126–150)
Edited by Jozef Colpaert, Glenn Stockwell (2022)


Abstract

This study focuses on the identification and analysis of social presence (Garrison, 2009) in the interaction established during the development of a language learning task based on the “smart” use of Whatsapp. This digital task is the second of the HI-UB telecollaboration project amongst learners of Spanish from the University of Island (HI) and pre-service teachers from the University of Barcelona (UB). The task aims for the HI students to practise the language and for the UB pre-service teachers to reinforce the initial encounters of the previous videoconferencing task, to create a climate of confidence trying to consolidate a sense of belonging to a language learning community and to explore mobile instant messaging (MIM) as a pedagogical tool.

Suggested citation:

Espejel, O., Concheiro, P., & Pujolà, J.-T. (2022). Socialization in telecollaboration: The smart use of WhatsApp to develop social presence in the HI-UB project. In J. Colpaert, & G. Stockwell (Eds.), Smart CALL: Personalization, contextualization, & socialization (pp. 126–150). London: Castledown Publishers. https://doi.org/10.29140/9781914291012-7