Survey on students’ perceptions and content analysis in developing Virtual Blended Learning Lab amongs teacher trainess of Malaysian Institute of Teacher Educations

Kajian persepsi dan keperluan kandungan untuk membangunkan Makmal Maya Teradun (MMT) dalam kalangan guru pelatih Institut Perguruan Malaysia (IPG)

  • Sumaiyah binti Abd Rahman Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
  • Norsuhana binti Abd Hamid Bahagian Biologi, Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
  • Faridah binti Ibrahim Bahagian Fizik, Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Virtual Blended Learning Laboratory, Blended Learning, Trainee Teacher Archievement, Science online learning, 21st century pedagogy

Abstract

This research is carried out to analyse the needs of trainee teachers to develop an online learning medium for biology subject used by teacher trainees in Malaysia Institute of Teacher Education (MITE) majoring in Science Education. This study focused on teacher trainee belief and confidence towards biology online learning. Data collecting process involved male and female science trainee teachers in Malaysia Institute of Teacher Education. A total of 167 respondents. Respondents’ feedbacks were collected through Questionnaire surveys consists of 21 items Likert Scale. This quantitative study was analysed by using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25 involving mean value, standard deviation, percentage and frequency. Construct of the survey consists of belief, confidence, learning approach and choose of media.  

Result of this study showed that teacher trainees agreed online learning should not burdensome, well planned and systematically organized. Learning materials should be equipped including notes, videos and exercises. Meanwhile, analysis from construct of confidence, teacher trainee agreed that online learning is less time consume and easy to explore as self-regulated learning. Online learning content analysis based on students’ preference showed that three main aspects need to be used as useful guidelines such as user friendly, topical and interactive. The virtual blended learning laboratory also must promote thinking skills, active learning process, enhance interest, repeatable for difficult topic, unlimited time and schedule. Web based were found to be the suitable medium for blended learning. These findings will be useful in developing a focused, directed, interactive and eligable virtual bleanded learning laboratory.

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Published
2021-06-03
How to Cite
Abd Rahman, S., Abd Hamid, N., & Ibrahim, F. (2021). Survey on students’ perceptions and content analysis in developing Virtual Blended Learning Lab amongs teacher trainess of Malaysian Institute of Teacher Educations. Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Dan Matematik Malaysia, 11(2), 9-25. https://doi.org/10.37134/jpsmm.vol11.2.2.2021