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Student satisfaction and learning needs in distant education: Towards lecturers’ pedagogical strategies and attitude

Syed Hassan, Sharifah Sariah and Abdul Hamid, Siti Rafiah and Ustati, Rusmanizah (2013) Student satisfaction and learning needs in distant education: Towards lecturers’ pedagogical strategies and attitude. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 3 (7). pp. 760-766. ISSN 2239-978X, 2240-0524

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Blended learning involves both traditional face to face classroom teaching and e-learning approach. To date, past research in Malaysia focused much on the effectiveness and acceptace of e-learning (Ndubisi, 2006); attitude towards e-MBA (Mahmod, Dahlan, Ramayah, Karia, Asaari, Muhammad & Abu Hassan, 2005) as well as factors affecting students’ willingness and commitment to use e-learning continuously (Ramayah, et. al.; 2010). However, the system can only be accepted by students when there are effective teaching strategies. Further, learning structure must be well-structured to enable students to persist and maintain their engagement in the e-learning environment. The present study has investigated student learning via the use of e-learning and face to face approaches. The major focus of this study was to examine the students’ experiences and their level of satisfaction via quantitative and qualitative methods. Using self constructed questionnaire, the satisfaction of student learning is determined by the lecturer’s teaching strategies and lecturer’s attitude or awareness towards the whole concept of distant learning itself. The samples of the quantitative study involved 400 students majoring in English Language, Counselling and Islamic Education at one of the faculties in a Public University in Malaysia which was analysed using Multiple regression analyses. The qualitative study focused on interviews related to students’ satisfaction based on Michael Moore’s Theory of Transactional Distance related to lecturer and learning management system (LMS). Findings from this study indicated satisfaction in learning at the University via blended mode of distant learning approach. However, some of the emerging themes from the interviews have further highlighted the issues and challenges in distant education.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6037/33477
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transactional theory, e-learning, blended learning, Learning management system, distant education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Sharifah Sariah Syed Hassan
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 09:26
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 09:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33477

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