MOOCs Readiness: The Scenario in Malaysia

Thirumeni Subramaniam, and Nur Amalina Diyana Suhaimi , and Latifah Abdol Latif, and Zorah Abu Kasim, and Mansor Fadzil, (2019) MOOCs Readiness: The Scenario in Malaysia. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 20 (3). ISSN 1492-3831‎

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This study seeks to investigate the readiness levels of adult students studying in Malaysian higher education institutions. The online questionnaire used in this study consists of 18 demographic variables and 43 items based on six constructs: technical competencies, communication competencies, social competencies, self-efficacy, self-directedness, and readiness. With a sample of 413 respondents, the constructs were evaluated using measures based on students’ self-identification with each item. Descriptive statistics depict competency, demographic profile of students, and level of readiness. The statistical analyses used for this study were Pearson correlation, multivariate analysis of variance, and structural equation modelling. All six constructs were reliable with Cronbach’s alpha (α) above 0.7. Findings indicate that self-efficacy was significant for massive open online course readiness, and additional factors that could influence this readiness are explored. The findings from this study provide important input towards designing effective massive open online courses. (Abstract by authors)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: massive open online course, readiness, competency, self-efficacy, self-directedness, MOOC
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 08:03
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 08:03

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