A study of Web-based learning (WBL) environment in Malaysia

Wai Ching Poon, Kevin Lock Teng Low, David Gun Fie Yong

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    Abstract

    The advance of online technology and instructional delivery such as Web-based learning (WBL) has heralded new changes in education. Students using the WBL environment in various courses at eight universities in Malaysia were surveyed. Results showed that five main factors influence the effectiveness of the online learning process: students' behavior, characteristics of lecturers, interactive application, technology or system, and the institutions. Results indicated that students' grades are highly correlated with student perception, self-efficacy and interactivity. The WBL learners do not outperform traditional learners. There is also a need to improve the quality of WBL due to differences in adaptation styles of learners in the process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)374-385
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Educational Management
    Volume18
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • Computer based learning
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Internet
    • Learning

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