IJIET 2021 Vol.11(5): 212-219 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2021.11.5.1514

Preliminary Study on Readiness to Teach Online Due to Covid-19 Pandemic among University Academician in Malaysia

M. Amirul Mohamad Khairi, I. Faridah, H. Norsiah, and M. A. Ahmad Zaki

Abstract—The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented close engagement with students to avoid the spread of the virus. Hence, the transition from the traditional classroom methods to fully online teaching mode is essential. Academicians need to be equipped with the necessary devices and technical skills to conduct live video meetings (synchronous) and create recorded video (asynchronous). In this study, we have conducted a survey to assess the readiness of the academicians at the Center for Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya to teach online. 88 academicians participated in this study which consists of 68 local staff and 20 Japanese staff. The survey was conducted using Google Form, which focused on three main aspects of readiness. They were hardware readiness, software readiness and behavior (which include experiences, opinions, and expectation on online teaching). The results show that necessary equipment to conduct video meetings for lectures and tutorials such as webcam, microphone and should be provided. Continuous training should be provided to increase academicians’ competencies in using the applications used. We hope that this research will provide some insights on the current condition that our academicians are having, what is the problem that they are facing and to plan ahead.

Index Terms—Online learning, online teaching, Covid-19, teaching and learning, pandemic.

M. Amirul Mohamad Khairi is witht the Mathematic Division of the Center of Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is also with the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Malaysia (e-mail: amirulkhairi@um.edu.my).
I. Faridah, H. Norsiah, and M. A. Ahmad Zaki are with the Mathematic Division of the Center of Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia (e-mail: faridah124@um.edu.my, norsiahashim@um.edu.my, azaki@um.edu.my).

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Cite: M. Amirul Mohamad Khairi, I. Faridah, H. Norsiah, and M. A. Ahmad Zaki, "Preliminary Study on Readiness to Teach Online Due to Covid-19 Pandemic among University Academician in Malaysia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 212-219, 2021.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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