Morpheus UNIMAS : Strengthening Student Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

Chuah, Kee Man and Hong, Kian Sam (2014) Morpheus UNIMAS : Strengthening Student Engagement in Blended Learning Environments. In: Blended and Flipped Learning : Case Studies In Malaysian HEIs. Pusat Pengajaran & Teknologi Pembelajaran UKM, UKM Bangi, Selangor, pp. 121-132. ISBN 978-983-3168-40-8

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The implementation of e-Learning in Malaysian higher education institutions has always centred on supplementing access to learning materials. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are widely used to disseminate course materials to students (Mohamed Amin Embi, 2011) with minimal efforts to increase students’ participation in online activities that could enhance their learning attainment. Although several studies have reported higher students’ satisfactions with regards to online learning experience across various disciplines (Harrison, Gemmell & Reed, 2014; Hong, 2002; Hong, Lai & Holton, 2003; Novo-Corti, Varela-Candamio & RamilDiaz, 2013; Paechter, Maier & Macher, 2010), most of these studies acknowledged the fact that there are problems in sustaining students’ willingness and interest to engage in online activities. Hong (2002), for example, found that while students were generally satisfied with their experience in a Web-based course, they were expecting more teacher presence and group dynamics. The same findings are noted in the study conducted by Harrison et al. (2014), which clearly indicates students’ expectation of better engagement in online learning platforms.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-Learning, Morpheus UNIMAS, Learning Management Systems (LMSs), online learning, learning environment, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language Studies & Communication Studies
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 00:15
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 00:15

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