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Students’ learning status and expectations with online distance learning

Saidalvi, Aminabibi and Wan Fakhruddin, Wan Farah Wani (2021) Students’ learning status and expectations with online distance learning. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11 (9). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2222-6990


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v11-i9/10776


The Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia, from the first wave in March 2020 till to-date the third wave has disrupted all formal face-to-face learning at all levels of education. A shift in the teaching mode was necessary from face-to-face to any accessible and feasible online distance learning (ODL) platform. However, due to lack of necessary technological equipment and an unsupportive environment, students are still reluctant to adopt online distance learning, particularly in rural areas. Furthermore, little was known about the readiness of engineering students at Diploma level to experience this new mode of learning. This study looked into students' ODL learning status and their expectations for ODL educational decisions. Data was collected for three weeks in a university in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia using online Google Forms. Data was analysed descriptively and direct quotes from the open-ended section of the questionnaire were presented to support the descriptive analysis. The data highlights the need to involve many stakeholders and properly plan the ODL instructions for effective technology-based education. The outcomes of this research will help the educators, students and the government to redesign and restructure ODL post-Covid-19 for successful teaching and learning.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:online learning, online distance learning (Odl), learning status, expectations, Covid-19
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Language Academy
ID Code:96877
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:28 Aug 2022 11:24
Last Modified:28 Aug 2022 11:24

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