Assessment of the Applicability of using Telegram as a Learning Management System

Hoyam Salah Elfahal, Elsadig Saeid, Yousif Elfatih Yousif

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This paper studies the applicability of using a Telegram application as a learning management system (LMS) and compares its performance with the traditional in-class hall teaching method. The study was conducted during the critical time of the Covid-19 social distancing policy and percussions in January 2021 at the Department of Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Alzaiem Alazhari University in Sudan. The study is based on a designed survey questionnaire covering 58 students on six courses, three delivered online through Telegram, and three delivered through traditional in-class. The analyzed results obtained from the designed experiments conclude that a Telegram is an acceptable medium to communicate the learning materials (video and lecture notes) and provide an acceptable level of learning interactivity. Furthermore, the average success rate of students in the courses taught via Telegram was better than the courses taught in the classroom.

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