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A survey on andragogy principles for web based instruction in Malaysia higher education

Tasir, Zaidatun and Aris, Baharuddin and Ali, Mohamad Bilal and Harun, Jamalludin and Md. Noor, Norah and Mohd. Said, Mohd. Nihra Haruzuan (2009) A survey on andragogy principles for web based instruction in Malaysia higher education. Project Report. Faculty of Education, Skudai, Johor. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

University’s lecturers need to focus on learning theory in the design of instruction so that they can create lessons that are not only technology effectiveness but also are meaningful from the learner’s perspectives. The appropriate learning theory that web-based developers should consider in designing web-based learning for university’s students is Andragogy since it describes the approach based on selfdirected learning theory. This research reports on a research project that investigated the andragogical assumptions preferred by pre-service teachers in Malaysia for online learning. Andragogical assumptions by Knowles (1984) are based on six aspects, which are Learners need to know, Learners self concept, Role of learners' experience, Readiness to learn, Learning Orientation, and Motivation to learn. To gather the data, questionnaires were distributed among 432 pre-service teachers in three educational institutions in Malaysia and descriptive analyses have been conducted. Samples of this study were selected using cluster randomized sampling technique. The findings showed that majority of the pre-service teachers in this study agreed on four Andragogical Assumptions, which were Learners need to know, Readiness to learn, Learning Orientation, and Motivation to learn. However, they were somewhat agreed on the other two assumptions; Learners self concept and Role of learners' experience. In terms of web-based design elements, most of the respondents agreed on the principles of information and interaction design. Though they somewhat agreed on the interface design of web-based instruction. The findings have implications for educators involved in designing online learning applications. They have to consider such student preference when planning teaching and learning activities.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malaysia higher education, web based.
Divisions:Education
ID Code:9151
Deposited By: Noor Aklima Harun
Deposited On:07 Jul 2009 04:20
Last Modified:06 Jun 2012 00:39

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