Needs Analysis: Development of Year Five Science Mobile Applications for Rural National Schools in Malaysia

Analisis Keperluan: Pembangunan Aplikasi Mudah Alih Sains Tahun Lima Sekolah Kebangsaan Luar Bandar di Malaysia

  • Mohd Razali Abd Samad Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Zanaton Iksan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Fariza Khalid Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Need Analysis, mobile application, mobile learning, science, year five

Abstract

The world's technological advancements are presently accelerating. This growth is centered not only in specialised areas but also in the education sector. According to previous research, Malaysian teachers do not vary their teaching strategies in the classroom. Furthermore, because teachers only utilise one method in learning and facilitation sessions, students' interests and motivation are dwindling. The Ministry of Education Malaysia's (MOE) ambition to make Malaysia a developed country in the field of Science and Technology may be hampered if this situation continues. The goal of this study was to determine the design requirements for a Science android application for national school kids in year five. In this study, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) was employed as a base model. A survey of 188 fifth-year students from rural national schools was done to see if there was a need for a Science mobile android application in these schools. The data from the descriptive statistical analysis were examined with SPSS software version 23. Mean values, percentages, and standard deviations were used to analyse the data. According to the findings of the study, the majority of students (76.1 percent, n = 188) own at least one mobile device. The findings of this study show that rural national school fifth-year students have access to technology needs for Mobile Learning (M-Learning). The findings indicate that a Science mobile android application for M-Learning use by fifth-year students in Malaysian rural national schools is required.

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Published
2022-01-04
How to Cite
Abd Samad, M. R., Iksan, Z., & Khalid, F. (2022). Needs Analysis: Development of Year Five Science Mobile Applications for Rural National Schools in Malaysia. Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Dan Matematik Malaysia, 12(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.37134/jpsmm.vol12.1.1.2022