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Assessing critical function of knowledge and information literacy skills in using weblog for learning: a case study of postgraduate students

Mokdin, Nurul Fariha and Masek, Alias (2014) Assessing critical function of knowledge and information literacy skills in using weblog for learning: a case study of postgraduate students. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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Abstract

Everyone might aware of the typical function of weblogs for personal uses, but very little amongst us who are aware of weblog function as a learning medium. Literature suggests that optimal usage of weblog as learning medium has resulted students with better performance. This study was a case study conducted to investigate students’ readiness on weblog usage to support course work, amongst postgraduate students in engineering education. A survey was carried out to identify knowledge (awareness), information literacy and constraints faced by postgraduate students on the uses of weblog as a learning medium. Data collection involved 171 postgraduate students from multiple engineering backgrounds, undertaking engineering education program in Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education. The finding indicated that students are knowledgeable and have high level of information literacy regarding the use of the weblog as a learning medium. Several constraints were identified, but did not hinder students to make use of weblog. The implication is that educators should diversify their teaching and learning medium and make use the latest technology at any mode and level of education. By doing so, postgraduate students will have several options to enhance their learning process, including using weblog for learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: weblog; literacy skills; knowledge; engineering education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050 Educational psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 06:41
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2015 06:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6489
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