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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(12): 910-913 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.636

Using Social Media as a Managerial Platform for an Educational Development Project: Cofimvaba

Abraham Gert van der Vyver, B. Williams, and M. A. Marais
Abstract—This paper contains a qualitative analysis of selected excerpts from the managerial communication records of the Cofimvaba e-textbook project. This project is conducted in the Eastern Cape, a province of South Africa. The component managers of the project use Whatsapp, a popular social media platform to engage in managerial communication. The researchers found that this unconventional platform proved to be an excellent anchor for managerial communication on the project.

Index Terms—Managerial communication, social media, e-textbook, content analysis, group behavior.

Abraham Gert van der Vyver is with School of IT, Monash SA, Ruimsig, South Africa (e-mail: Braam.vandervyver@monash.edu).
B. Williams is with Feedback Research and Analytics, Pretoria, South Africa (e-mail: bwilliams@feedback.co.za).
M. A. Marais is with the Meraka Institute, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa (e-mail: MMarais@CSIR.co.za).

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Cite: Abraham Gert van der Vyver, B. Williams, and M. A. Marais, "Using Social Media as a Managerial Platform for an Educational Development Project: Cofimvaba," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 910-913, 2015.

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