International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

e-Content Development in Engineering Courses: Students Needs and Readiness
S. Tamil Selvan Subramaniam, Norazah Nordin, Murugan Krishnan

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an important aspect of the teaching and learning (T&L) process for the formation of knowledge workers in Malaysia. In order to achieve this aim, the nation’s e-learning policy targeted that in the year 2015, 50% of the learning materials will be in the form of e-content. Accordingly, the engineering courses are also involved in achieving this goal. The objective of this research was to see the readiness and needs of students in the development of e-Content in engineering courses. Forty-six polytechnic students have participated in this study. Questionnaires were used as an instrument for collecting data. The findings showed that most of the students have the skills and internet facilities, uses either notes or printed module only, they also have a high level of willingness to learn through online, they need materials that are not boring. The instructors also suggested forms of online learning contents suitable for engineering courses such as the use of videos, simulations, interactive and attractive visuals to give a real picture of the process. Therefore, instructors should provide online learning resources to enhance the knowledge and skills of students in the teaching and learning process.

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