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IJEEEE 2012 Vol.2(2): 135-139 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2012.V2.96

A Qualitative Inquiry of Online Instruction among Teachers in Malaysian Universities and Colleges

Phaik Kin Cheah, Jin Kuan Kok, and Wee Lee Chew
Abstract—There are many approaches in implementing online instructions in institutions of higher learning. The Malaysian government through its Malaysian Qualifications Agency, an auditing and accrediting agency, encouraged all institutions of higher learning in the country to use online instruction. The objectives of this study are to explore the views of teachers in Malaysian universities and colleges on the use of online teaching and learning. A total of 10 teachers from private institutions of higher learning in Malaysia were interviewed. Their responses were coded and the themes that emerged are presented. The results of this study present the teachers’ awareness, and their views about the challenges, benefits, performance evaluations and motivation. The study also presents the teachers’ views on the student attitudes and behaviors. These results are then summarized and represented in a model.

Index Terms—Web-based instruction, online environment, teacher’s perspective, teacher’s motivation, universities in Malaysia, student behavior.

P. K. Cheah is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Dean with the Faculty of Social Science, Universiti T unku Abdul Rahman, Bandar Barat, 31900 Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. (e-mail: cheahpk@utar.edu.my or cheahphaikkin@gmail.com). 
J. K. Kok is an Assistant Professor and Head of Programme with the Faculty of Social Science, Univer siti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Bandar Barat, 31900 Kampar, Perak, Ma laysia. (e-mail: kokjk@utar.edu.my). 
W. L. Chew is a Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, No.3 , Jalan Bersatu 13/6, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selagor, Malaysia. (e-mail: kokjk@utar.edu.my).

Cite: Phaik Kin Cheah, Jin Kuan Kok, and Wee Lee Chew, "A Qualitative Inquiry of Online Instruction among Teachers in Malaysian Universities and Colleges ," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 135-139, 2012.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, INSPEC (IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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