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Industry 4.0 competencies among lecturers of higher learning institution in Malaysia

Tan, O. K. and Bakry, M. F. and Ong, C. H. and Goh, C. F. and Lim, K. W. and Saadon, M. S. I. and Choi, S. L. (2020) Industry 4.0 competencies among lecturers of higher learning institution in Malaysia. International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE), 9 (2). pp. 303-310. ISSN 2252-8822

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11591/ijere.v9i2.20520


Industry 4.0 is a new breed from the past industry revolution. The revolution implies an inevitable impact on professional sectors, including education field. Higher Learning Institution (HLI) is viewed as the platform for the development of Industry 4.0 competencies. However, research related to Industry 4.0 competencies among educators or academicians is scarce. Hence, this study aims to assess the level of Industry 4.0 competencies among lecturers in one of higher learning institution in Malaysia, as well as to identify Industry 4.0 competencies that required further enhancement. Five Industry 4.0 competencies identified from literature review, which are Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Organizational Learning, Innovative Management, Environment and Continuous Improvement competencies. The importance level and implementation level perceived by the lecturers across the five competencies are assessed via questionnaire which responded by 132 lecturers from a higher learning institution in Malaysia. Data collected is analyzed via descriptive analysis to assess the importance and implementation levels perceived by the respondent. In addition, an improvement opportunity index, namely Focus Index is calculated for each competency. Finding from the study reveals that all the four Industry 4.0 competencies are perceived by respondents as important, however implemented at moderate level. Analysis result of Focus Index also suggests that competencies in term of Organizational Learning and ICT are “over focus”, while Environment competency is viewed as “under focus” which required further enhancement.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:competencies, focus index, higher education
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Business and Advances Technology
ID Code:86935
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:22 Oct 2020 12:18
Last Modified:23 Feb 2021 11:51

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