Ethics of communicating with lecturers via Whatsapp

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UNAIR NEWS – In this pandemic era, almost all lecture activities are conducted online. It results in intense communication between students and lecturers through social media such as WhatsAppHowever, it is necessary to understand ethics and good manner in communicating with lecturers via WhatsApp.

Dr. Dewi Retno Suminar, M.Si., a lecturer at Faculty of Psychology (FPsi) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) said that good ethics when communicating via WhatsApp begins with introducing self, explaining goals, and closing. Do not forget to use standard language.

Here is the information:

Chat outline:

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Stating purpose
  3. 3. Closing statement


Morning time is a good to contact lecturers


Students have to think positively because the lecturers could only reply at night.

It must be realized that if the lecturer answers briefly it does not mean that they do not want to be disturbed, but maybe there are other activities.

Closing statement should not be too lengthy, state the important things. 

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