Students' readiness for e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in a South-East Asian university: a Rasch analysis

Donnie, Adams and Chuah, Kee Man and Bambang, Sumintono and Ahmed, Mohamed (2021) Students' readiness for e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in a South-East Asian university: a Rasch analysis. Asian Education and Development Studies, 10 (3). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2046-3162

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Abstract

Universities have shifted from face-to-face learning environments to e-learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the sudden change to online teaching has raised concerns among lecturers about students' readiness for e-learning. This study investigates students' readiness for e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and specifically assesses any significant differences between students' gender, age, ethnicity, level of education, field of study and their readiness for an e-learning environment. The study employed a non-experimental quantitative research design. Data were gathered from a sample of 298 undergraduate and 101 postgraduate students. WINSTEPS Rasch model measurement software was used to determine the reliability and validity of the research instrument. Descriptive, inferential statistics and differential item functioning (DIF) test were used to assess students' readiness for an e-learning mode of instruction with the latter specifically analysing students' demographic factors and their readiness for an e-learning environment. Findings identified that most students are ready for an e-learning mode of instruction. Further analysis indicated that there were differences in students' readiness for e-learning based on their demographic profiles.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: E-learning, Readiness, COVID-19 pandemic, University, Rasch analysis Paper type Research paper
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
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: Man
Date Deposited: 19 May 2021 03:58
Last Modified: 19 May 2021 03:58
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35289

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