Perceptions of secondary school students towards the use of Wakelet Students' Ambassador Programme


  • Shirley Ling Jen Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Abdul Rahim Salam Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Mohamed Nabil Abdelhady Ahmed College of Arts and Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates



Blended learning, student-centred approach, critical thinking skills


Blended learning is the integration of digital tools in supplement to teachers’ teaching in class. Although blended learning has been implemented in higher institutions for decades, blended learning has only been practised in Malaysian secondary schools since Movement Control Order (MCO).  Teachers have started using technological platforms such as Google Meet, Google Classroom, YouTube, WhatsApp and Telegram to share information with students heavily since most of the daily lessons could only take place using online platforms at that time. Due to that, there are not many studies on the use of blended learning among secondary school students. Thus, this study investigates secondary school students’ perceptions regarding the use of blended learning and Wakelet Students’ Ambassador Programme. The subjects were a sample of 50 Form 3 students in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti, Johor Bahru. Students’ perceptions regarding blended learning and the Wakelet Students’ Ambassador Programme were gathered through mixed mode methods that included observation, questionnaire and interviews. The findings of the study show that the majority of the respondents favoured blended learning and all of them liked to use Wakelet Students’ Ambassador Programme. Among the reasons they favoured the use of the Wakelet Students’ Ambassador Programme are that it is an interesting programme, they could learn a lot from their friends or online resources and they felt a sense of accomplishment by completing the project.  To sum up, the Wakelet Students’ Ambassador Programme is indeed a wonderful programme that can be utilised in teaching all kinds of subjects. This is because the Wakelet Students’ Ambassador Programme is a student-centred approach that stimulates students’ thinking skills and promotes students’ collaboration.  Hopefully, blended learning and the Wakelet Students’ Ambassador Programme will be widely practised in Malaysian secondary schools.


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Author Biographies

Shirley Ling Jen, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Mdm Shirley Ling Jen is a senior English teacher in SMK Taman Universiti, Skudai, Johor Bahru. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru. She had won 5 Gold Awards and 4 Silver Awards in international innovation competitions for the year 2022&2023. She was also appointed as international innovation judge for MIICA, I3C, GYIIF & IYSA for the Year 2023. She had won RM1500 for HIP Fiesta from MAXIS E-Kelas for the year 2022. On top of that, she was appointed as the judge for Queen's Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition for the year 2023. She is also Guru Adiwira Digital Johor and Language Consultant Panel for Johor Bahru District.

Abdul Rahim Salam, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr Abdul Rahim Hj Salam is a senior lecturer in Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru. He has won several awards throughout the years including Excellent Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang) for Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities in the year 2021 & 2019. Dr. Abdul Rahim was also the finalist for Research Award for his faculty in the year 2020 and the recipient of Best Poster Presentation in the International Language for Specific Conference Year 2018. He had served as the Deputy Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, UTM for the Year 2017 to 2019 and Head of Research Group (Technology in Language Learning) for the Year 2017 till 2020.


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How to Cite

Ling Jen, S., Salam, A. R., & Abdelhady Ahmed, M. N. (2023). Perceptions of secondary school students towards the use of Wakelet Students’ Ambassador Programme. Journal of ICT in Education, 10(2), 13–28.