Students' Perception of Technology Use in an Institute of Higher Learning in Malaysia

Bryce, Jonathan Michael and Zairul Amri, Zakaria (2022) Students' Perception of Technology Use in an Institute of Higher Learning in Malaysia. Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 2022 (03). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2805-5187

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This qualitative study was carried out in a Malaysian Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) among a small group of pre-university students studying English as a foreign language. Malaysian IHLs pride themselves on the level of technology integration within their curriculum, and this was put to the test with the recent pandemic situation resulting in education transitioning to online on a global scale. This research was conducted to analyse students’ perception of the use of that technology with a view to determining whether students viewed technology use as both sufficient and as a genuine aid to learning. Students were interviewed to ascertain what technology they used, how good they were at using it, the challenges and impact of using technology in learning, whether technology helped students to learn and whether it made learning more engaging. The results of the study revealed firstly that students are generally satisfied with the level of technology use in the curriculum, reinforcing the claims promulgated by the IHL. Secondly, the research revealed that, generally, younger tertiary level students perceived themselves to be considerably less IT literate than they are frequently given credit for. The findings are that while the IHL is meeting its commitment in terms of technology use in the curriculum, perhaps more could be done to support students in the application of technology in learning and that the use of video should be increased.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology Use, Institute of Higher Learning (IHL), Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 12:23
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2024 07:50

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