Application of Blended Learning as an Effective Teaching Strategy for Net Generation in UTMSPACE

R. Aina Mardziah, I. Noorhasyimah and M. R. Mohd Shafry

Nowadays, the generation born between 1998 and above (net generation) are pursuing their studies in higher education, and UTMSPACE has offered this generation the opportunity to continue their education at diploma and matriculation level. This generation is digital natives and very sensitive to technology and communication, which gives advantages to this generation to assimilate with blended learning. In UTMSPACE, Blackboard is used as the platform to implement blended learning to engage the students in the teaching and learning process other than the traditional way. In this research, the respondents chosen are from the students of Foundation Programme UTM. Even though this generation prefers to use technology in their learning process, other external factors will affect their participation in blended learning. Most of the students agree that Blackboard is an excellent platform to manage and collect the materials for educational purposes by their instructors. In conclusion, the application of blended learning is a strategic method in synchronizing the teaching and learning process between the educators and net generation learners.

Volume 12 | Issue 3

Pages: 511-513

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I3/20201217