The Application of Islamic Web Sites: Process of Teaching and Learning of Islamic Education

By Ab. Halim Tamuri, Mahimun Sardi, Mohamed Amin Embi and Parilah M. Shah.

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The development of internet and web technologies have significantly assisted teachers and students in the process teaching and learning. Based on the principle of Ma•la¯ah Mursalah (consideration of public interest) in the Islamic Jurisprudence, the use of these technologies are now widely accepted and used by Muslim educators. The study’s aim was to examine the application Islamic web sites in the process of teaching and learning of Islamic Education. The main focus of this survey was on six main aspects of the web sites for teaching and learning process, i.e. appropriateness of content, application of multi media, cognitive development, elements of constructivism, flexibility in teaching and learning and self learning. Based on the teachers’ evaluations and responses towards the contents of the web sites, the researcher selected ten Islamic web sites which were consistent with the contents of Islamic Education subject at the secondary school level. Then, by using standard forms of evaluation, 20 students from various back ground were selected to evaluate all the web sites. The study found that most of the web sites were useful for the students in the process of teaching and learning and they could use the web sites for various purposes of teaching and learning. From the analysis, it was found that four web sites had high means (4.06-3.68) and the other six web sites were at the moderate level (3.24-3.57).

Keywords: Islamic Web Sites, Islamic Education, Application in Teaching and Learning, Contents of Islamic Web Sites

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 12, pp.117-124. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 472.853KB).

Dr. Ab. Halim Tamuri

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

The main areas of his interest are on the method of teaching and learning of Islamic Education and educational technologies. His latest publication is an article entitled “Islamic education teachers’ perceptions of teaching of akhlaq in Malaysian secondary schools” which has been published in the Journal of Moral Education, Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2007. He is also writing a book entitled “Islamic Education: methods of teaching an learning”. Currently, he is carrying out a research which focuses on the development of a web for the teaching and learning of Islamic Education subject at the secondary school level. The aim of this project is to develop a web based portal that can provide relevant e-teaching and e-learning aids, list of experts, e-thesis, papers, journals, internet hyperlink and etc. for teachers and students in the field of Islamic education.

Mahimun Sardi

Teacher, SAMP Kajang , Selangor, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

She is a teacher SAMP Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. Currently, she is developing a website for the teaching of the Islamic Jurisprudence subject for students at the secondary schools.

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi

Professor, Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Mohd Amin is currently the Deputy Director (e-Learning), Centre for Academic Advancement, National University of Malaysia.

Dr. Parilah M. Shah

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia

Dr. Parilah M. Shah is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia. She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, USA. Her research interests are second language acquisition, teaching of English to speakers of other languages, teaching of English for specific purposes (ESP), reading in English as a second language (ESL), and bilingual-bicultural education. She has presented several papers at both the national and international levels and has several publications in areas related to second language acquisition and learning.

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