Awareness, Readiness and Acceptance of the Students’ in Polytechnic of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah on M-Learning
Malike Brahim *
School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Department of Commerce, Polytechnic of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (POLIMAS), Malaysia
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Using m-Learning is in line with the needs of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. It is one of the systematic steps towards optimizing the teaching and learning (T&L) process to be more exciting, fun and interactive. Through m-Learning, students can follow the T&L process anytime and anywhere. Thus, a study on m-Learning was conducted to assess the level of awareness, readiness and acceptance of students from the Department of Commerce’s, Polytechnic of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (POLIMAS). This study used an open-ended and close-ended questions questionnaire. Respondents were 120 students in the second-semester who were selected through a purposive sampling. The aim was to acquire their opinion on m-Learning. Questionnaires were distributed to respondents using Google Forms application and respondents answered them by using their mobile devices. The URL link to Google Form was shared through the students’ WhatsApp groups and monitored using a Student Information Registration System name-list. The questionnaires were analyzed using the SPSS software version 23.0. Descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage and mean were used in the analysis to evaluate the students’ feedback about m-Learning. The analysis of the findings show that the level of awareness, readiness and acceptance of POLIMAS students were at a moderate level towards m-Learning as a medium of T&L. This is because the use of m-Learning is still in an infancy stage in POLIMAS. Hence, the use of m-Learning should be enhanced and widely publicized at all levels within higher education in Malaysia.
Keywords: m-Learning, polytechnic, students, teaching and learning