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Interaction in e learning environment: does it fulfill with Islamic teaching?

Syed Hassan, Sharifah Sariah and Shirin, Hasina Banu and Islam, Mohammad Serazul (2014) Interaction in e learning environment: does it fulfill with Islamic teaching? Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Management (MOJEM), 2 (4). pp. 36-52. ISSN 2289 – 4489

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Interactions in e-learning are very important in delivering updates, information and course contents. With the advancement of communications technology such as Learning Management System (LMS), social network sites (SNS) and mobile technology, communication is no longer a barrier for interacting with lecturers and peers. In Moore’s Transactional Distance Theory, interactions are categorized under student-student, student-lecturer and student-content. When these interactions are addressed, effective learning takes place. On the hand, Ghazali’s framework of four rungs of consciousness relates intrinsic motivation to qalb, ruh, aql and nafs. When these intrinsic elements are fulfilled, students are able to reach the highest learning accomplishment namely wisdom (Hikmah) and well-being. This present study seeks to explore the practice of interactions among e-learning students in the context of Moore’s distance theory that also conform to the Islamic teaching in an e-learning environment. For this qualitative research, two selected e-learning students (from the B.Ed. degree program) at an Islamic University in Malaysia were interviewed as participants. The results show that students perceive the rigorous importance of practicing interaction to enrich learning in the e-learning environment of a university. Learners, however, have difficulties interacting due to technology barriers and attitude. These difficulties affect their feeling of well-being.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6067/38631
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-learning environment, Interaction, Islamic teaching, well-being, education, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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: 08 Oct 2014 15:44
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 11:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38631

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