DIGITAL DEVICES AS AN ONLINE LEARNING MEDIUM: STUDENT PERCEPTIONS

Authors

  • Haryati Binti Ismail
  • Nurul Ashikin Binti Mohammad Shuhaimi
  • Norazmi Bin Fadilah

Abstract

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Polytechnic Malaysia adopted online teaching and learning, prompting an online survey of students in the Department of Civil Engineering to gather their opinions on using digital devices as a learning medium. Conducted in December 2020/2021, this study aimed to achieve two objectives: 1) identify the benefits of using digital devices for online learning, and 2) determine the effects of digital devices as a learning medium.. The highest mean for benefits was the ability to store useful information, followed by the versatility of digital devices and easy access to vast resources. However, the study also revealed that many students experienced physical discomfort such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches from prolonged use of digital devices for online learning. To enhance the online learning experience, a well-defined strategy and plan are essential, as long periods of online learning can cause concentration problems and physical issues such as poor posture and back pain.

Keywords: Digital Devices, Learning, Online, Perception

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Published

2023-04-30