The Use of Learning Management Systems Among Malaysian University Lecturers

By Mohamed Amin Embi, Afendi Hamat and Abdul Halim Sulaiman.

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This paper presents the findings of a survey to discover the use and effectiveness of e-learning in tertiary education in Malaysia. It specifically focuses on the portion of the survey that deals with the use of learning management systems (LMS) in Malaysian universities. Data were gathered through a nationwide online survey using the 35-item Malaysian IHL e-Learning Questionnaire - Instructor (MIeLQ-Instructor).The instrument used went through a piloting process before being deployed. The respondents were 1635 lecturers from 26 universities and higher educational institutions in Malaysia. The results indicate that while all the institutions have LMS, only 77% of the respondents make use of the provided LMS. The main reasons for not using LMS are lack of time and skills. However, the findings also indicate that Malaysian lecturers are increasingly using Web 2.0 tools to support their teaching, either in support of LMS or as a replacement for LMS.

Keywords: Learning Management Systems, Malaysian Lecturers

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp.61-70. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.012MB).

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi

Deputy Director (e-Learning), Centre for Academic Advancement, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Mohamed Amin is a Professor of Technology-enhanced Learning at the Faculty of Education, UKM. He is the recepient of ISESCO Science Laureate 2010 & National Academic Award 2006.

Dr. Afendi Hamat

Senior Lecturer, School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Afendi Hamat is a senior lecturer at the Pusat Pengajian Bahasa dan Linguistik, FSSK, UKM. His research areas are e-learning and web-based CALL. He has published in both local and international journals on the subjects that he specializes in. He has also developed various e-learning platforms for experimental purposes such as the Second Language Instruction and Management System (SLIM) and the intelligent English Language Literacy System (i-ELLS).

Abdul Halim Sulaiman

Universiti Malaya


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