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Engineering students’ perceptions and acceptance of the online flipped classroom for learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mohamed Azmin, Nor Fadhillah and Abd Wahab, Mohd Firdaus and Ahmad, Farah and Asnawi, Ani Liza and Jusoh, Ahmad Zamani and Ibrahim, Siti Noorjannah and Jimat, Dzun Noraini (2021) Engineering students’ perceptions and acceptance of the online flipped classroom for learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 9 (3). pp. 52-62. ISSN 2289-8085

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This article reports on the results of an open-response survey sent out to IIUM Engineering students to elicit their thoughts and views about learning their courses online via the flipped learning mode. The decision to take academic courses online was brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced many sectors, including the education sector, to either cease operations or make changes to their approaches. Hence the objective of the survey was to explore Biochemical Engineering students’ perceptions and acceptance of online flipped learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Responses were collected from 80 Year 2, 3 and 4 students of Engineering at the IIUM. The results showed an overwhelming acceptance of online flipped learning among the students where only a small percentage of 2.7% completely rejected it as a preferred online learning mode. A majority of the students expressed a reserved acceptance (64.9%) of it, while 27% accepted it unconditionally. A major concern that emerged from the findings was uncurated and poor selection of videos for students to study before class meetings. This suggests that the flipped classroom approach can result in ineffective online learning if it is not designed carefully. The findings have significant implications on the technological skills and pedagogical readiness of university lecturers to design and deliver online flipped learning in an effective manner.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flipped classroom, emergency online learning, students’ perceptions of online learning, students’ online learning readiness, learning during the pandemic
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nor Fadhillah Mohamed Azmin
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 14:15
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2021 14:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94501

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