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Towards digital access during pandemic age: better learning service or adaptation struggling?

Miftachul Huda (Faculty of Human Sciences, and National Child Development Research Centre, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Malaysia)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 15 September 2022

Issue publication date: 16 March 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The presence of digital learning space is widely seen as there is an active engagement between educators and learners. However, the challenge raised mainly amidst the pandemic age, which is potentially leading to the interference on the active engagement in education process. The necessary act to have a critical response from the student’s feedback towards the online learning services should be taken into consideration in ensuring the continuance of teacher education in enabling to grab the potential chance to advance the assessment of strategic approach in online learning. This paper aims to examine the digital access during the pandemic age through elaborating the extensive value of better learning service or adaptation for the online learning achievement amidst the pandemic age.

Design/methodology/approach

This study is conducted with a qualitative approach through the particular method of data collection, namely, structured interview. This qualitative approach was selected to enable obtaining the richness of information and related data. The insightful feedback will be coming from 27 higher education learners.

Findings

The finding revealed that better design of achievement pathway on the digital access could be enhanced in supporting the online learning performance through the online services. The main point refers to look into detail about digital online infrastructure insufficiency for online access support and improvements on digital online infrastructure for accessibility of learning service. The main occupations are clearly pointed in the following phase. Those are empowering digital access for learning service support and enhancing digital-adaptation for online learning achievement.

Originality/value

This study is supposed to contribute in assisting the value contribution with an extensive point to continue the digital access during pandemic age through the adaptation empowerment of higher learner’s online learning services.

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Acknowledgements

This research was supported by University Research Grant for Special Interest Group (GPU-SIG), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Malaysia, with the reference number 2020-0148-106-01.

Citation

Huda, M. (2023), "Towards digital access during pandemic age: better learning service or adaptation struggling?", Foresight, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 82-107. https://doi.org/10.1108/FS-09-2021-0184

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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