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

Wai‐Ching Poon (Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia)
Kevin Lock‐Teng Low (School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia)
David Gun‐Fie Yong (Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Publication date: 1 October 2004

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.

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Poon, W., Lock‐Teng Low, K. and Gun‐Fie Yong, D. (2004), "A study of Web‐based learning (WBL) environment in Malaysia", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 18 No. 6, pp. 374-385. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513540410554031

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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