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Between accessibility and adaptability of digital platform: investigating learners' perspectives on digital learning infrastructure

Miftachul Huda (Faculty of Human Sciences, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Malaysia)

Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning

ISSN: 2042-3896

Article publication date: 21 June 2023

Issue publication date: 1 February 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

The massive expansion of digital platform has been responsible for the widespread progressive engagement created amongst learners and educators. The practice of requiring student feedback on online learning services ensures that teacher education continues to advance its strategic approach to online learning. This paper aims to examine the level of accessibility and adaptability of digital technology with particular focus on Malaysia, by elaborating the value of superior learning service and practical adaptability of online learning during the pandemic era.

Design/methodology/approach

This study was conducted using qualitative approach of data collection, namely via structured interview. The listed respondents included 30 higher learners who participated in the study by providing feedback on the issues encountered during the research process.

Findings

The findings revealed that the strategic enhancement of digital accessibility continued with digital adaptability to sources of learning services would contribute to advancing achievement of digital learning pathway.

Practical implications

Increasing accessibility to digital platforms in digital learning system can help to shape the digital environment. Digital expansion can create unlimited boundaries for online knowledge acquisition.

Social implications

The social implication refers to acquiring the abilities developed through online engagement with peers by actualising and exploring information together with continuous inter-connectedness of sharing pathway in online platform. The instructor would need to give a proportional gateway to make learners experience the digital environment for future education.

Originality/value

This study aims to assess the value of developing accessibility of digital technology for students' online learning services during the pandemic and beyond. A well-structured plan would enable digital learning capabilities and mutual accessibility amongst learners. This can allow digital abilities to be transformed into collaborative teamwork amongst learners.

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Citation

Huda, M. (2024), "Between accessibility and adaptability of digital platform: investigating learners' perspectives on digital learning infrastructure", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-03-2022-0069

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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