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Trainers’ characteristics affecting online training effectiveness: a pre-experiment among students in a Malaysian Secondary School

Abdul Aziz, Siti Fardaniah and Hussein, Norashikin and Husin, Nor Azilah and Ibrahim, Muhamad Ariff (2022) Trainers’ characteristics affecting online training effectiveness: a pre-experiment among students in a Malaysian Secondary School. Sustainability, 14 (17). E-ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the implementation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), especially in the educational system, in which online learning can also be used as online training among school students. Interestingly, prior studies have highlighted trainers’ role as the most important factor affecting online training. However, prior studies that reported the effectiveness of online training among school students and the right trainers’ characteristics to sustain its effectiveness have been very limited. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine online training effectiveness among 150 students in a Malaysian high school using pre- experimental research. Trainers’ characteristics perceived by participants were also determined and compared between classroom and online training. Findings indicated that online training was significantly effective regardless of gender and race differences; trainers’ characteristics explained 40.5% of variance in online training effectiveness. However, the school students preferred classroom training compared to online training; trainers’ characteristics were better in classroom training. Hence, it can be concluded that online training among school students can be effective; however, the characteristics of trainers can be improved to sustain the effectiveness of online training. These results have implications for the sustainability of effective 4IR in the educational system for the post-pandemic era.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: online learning; online training; trainer characteristic; academic motivation; 4IR; training effectiveness; human development; school student; Malaysia; pre-experimental research; COVID-19
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Muhamad Ariff Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 08:01
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2022 08:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/100021

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