The acceptance of e-learning in engineering mathematics in enhancing engineering education

Norngainy Mohd Tawil, A. Zahanm, I. Shaan, Nur Arzilah Ismail, Mohamed Amin Embi

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Abstract

These days, e-Learning has become an educational technique due to its influential force in higher education. The convergence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provides powerful tools to introduce new educational technologies as well as the usage of online applications. Engineering students normally have problems with Engineering Mathematics which later will affect in other engineering subject. The objective of this study is to measure the importance level of e-Learning in the enhancement of one Mathematics Engineering course is Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE) among four main races in Malaysia. A questionnaire was distributed to all 2nd year students in 4 departments of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UKM. This study presents the results of a research project aimed at uncovering evidence that students perceived the importance of e-Learning in understanding ODE regardless of their race. The Chinese students show the lowest level of the perceived importance of e-Learning followed by Malay and Indian students. The other race students show the highest level of perceived importance of e-Learning. This study also provides a suggestion to improve the usage of e-Learning and the perception of the importance of e-Learning among Chinese, Malay and Indian students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • E-learning
  • Engineering
  • Level of importance
  • Malaysia
  • Mathematics
  • Ode
  • Spin

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  • Engineering(all)

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The acceptance of e-learning in engineering mathematics in enhancing engineering education. / Mohd Tawil, Norngainy; Zahanm, A.; Shaan, I.; Ismail, Nur Arzilah; Embi, Mohamed Amin.

In: Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2012, p. 279-284.

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