OPTIMIZING GOOGLE SITES IN LEARNING: EMERGING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION POST COVID-19 IN MALAYSIA

Authors

  • Rusmawati Osman Ministry of Education, Malaysia
  • Mohd Isha Awang UUM
  • Muhammad Noor Abdul Aziz UUM

Keywords:

Post COVID-19, digital technologies, google sites, learning environment

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the education system, impacting
teachers in various ways. Apart from the difficulty in e-Learning
modes of instruction and insufficient social support, teachers must
keep instructional time and application use at high performance.
Due to distancing learning also, Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah
(UPSR) has been abolished. In responding to the current schoolbased assessment and the challenging factor of Malaysians’ educators
to stay ahead in the digital post-COVID-19 age, we have invented
a new learning environment using HyperDoc with Google Sites
(GS). Hence, this study was set out to explore sample views on
the pedagogical strategy regarding GS application and to elaborate
further on the resulting development of students. A case study was conducted with two participating lecturers, and 22 students from a
teacher training institute (IPGKDa) and data analysis was carried out
manually using open and thematic coding methods. In particular, we
have categorised the participants’ responses into two main themes:
teachers’ dissatisfaction and impact on students’ learning. The results
suggest that utilising digital technologies in meaningful ways would
become the answer to bridge the gap despite the pandemic crisis. The
authentic learning environment strategies have provided directions
to accelerate a highly competent 21st-century learner. As the teacher
trainee institution, we aim to reinvent a better future post-COVID-19
for sustainable education by implementing and curating technology
solutions that will meet the needs of current educators, especially
primary school teachers. Strategies employed would also be able to
guide further research in Malaysia to cope with the educational loss
and, simultaneously, prepare the independent students for a future
post-COVID-19. 

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Published

2022-07-04