Analysis of Online Learning Needs of Islamic Study Materials in The North Zone of Malaysia Polytechnics

  • Ahmad Fkrudin Mohamed Yusoff Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
  • Azmil Hashim Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
  • Norhisham Muhamad Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia

Abstract

This study was conducted with the purpose to identify the level of readiness and needs of the students towards the development of a mobile portal which applied problem-based learning for the Islamic Studies course in polytechnics. This study had implemented the method of survey and quantitative in nature. The number of 228 students who were enrolling the Islamic Studies course from five Malaysia polytechnics in the North Zone were selected randomly as sample. A set of questionnaires was used as research instrument. The data obtained were analysed descriptively using frequency, percentage and mean score in order to identify the level of readiness and needs of the students. The study found that students’ readiness level is very good, with 100% of the respondents owned mobile devices and 93.5% out of total respondents had experience in using the mobile devices for more than 3 years. The level of skill in using the mobile device also was good as all items had reached high level of mean score (3.82 – 4.14). Another criteria of readiness obtained from the data was students’ readiness towards problem-based learning strategy which all items had reached high level of mean score (3.94 – 4.20). Overall, the finding of this research showed that the level of students’ needs was high towards the development of this module as an effort to create an alternative pathway for the pedagogy of Islamic Studies.

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Published
2020-06-11
How to Cite
MOHAMED YUSOFF, Ahmad Fkrudin; HASHIM, Azmil; MUHAMAD, Norhisham. Analysis of Online Learning Needs of Islamic Study Materials in The North Zone of Malaysia Polytechnics. Al-Hayat: Journal of Islamic Education, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 19-29, june 2020. ISSN 2599-3046. Available at: <https://alhayat.or.id/index.php/alhayat/article/view/86>. Date accessed: 10 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.35723/ajie.v4i1.86.