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Messaging Apps, SMS, and Social Media: A Rapid Evidence Review

Resource type
Report
Authors/contributors
Title
Messaging Apps, SMS, and Social Media: A Rapid Evidence Review
Abstract
This Rapid Evidence Review (RER) provides an overview of existing research on the use of mobile phone-based messaging (including SMS, and messaging through apps such as WhatsApp) to support education in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This topic was chosen as the focus for a RER in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and school closures, as this form of technology has been adopted as part of some countries’ methods of providing continuing education during closures and disruption. As such, the overall purpose of this document is to summarise the existing research literature around messaging, so that the existing evidence can be used to inform ongoing responses to the pandemic. The findings are intended to be of use to educational decision makers, including donors and those in government and NGOs, to inform responses to the current pandemic.
Report Number
8
Report Type
Rapid Evidence Review
Institution
EdTech Hub
Date
2020-09-29
Language
en
Accessed
02/12/2020, 06:25
Library Catalogue
DOI.org (Datacite)
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, Open Access
Extra
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4556938 ZenodoArchiveID: 4556938 PreviousDOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4058181 PreviousDOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4477015
Citation
Jordan, K., & Mitchell, J. (2020). Messaging Apps, SMS, and Social Media: A Rapid Evidence Review (Rapid Evidence Review No. 8). EdTech Hub. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4556938
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