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IJIET 2021 Vol.11(7): 303-312 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2021.11.7.1527

Developing a Course for Learning at Scale in Moodle: A Design-Case Based on Learner's Experience at a Private University in Malaysia

Enna Ayub, Syamsul Nor Azlan Mohamad, Goh Wei Wei, and Johan@Eddy Luaran

Abstract—To be relevant to the 21st Century Learner’s needs, Taylor’s University (TU), a private university in Malaysia, revamped its curriculum to be learner-centred. The Malaysian Studies 3 (MS3) course aimed to be the exemplar module site for future module site development for learning at scale (L@S). The learners are undergraduate students, taking MS3 as an elective. In the two design experiments, the learner’s experience was examined using a focus group after undergoing a 14-weeks of L@S entirely online in Taylor’s Integrated Moodle eLearning System (TIMeS). This design-case seeks to investigate the learner’s experience of (1) usability and (2) learning. Two prototypes of MS3 were developed and tested. For the tryouts, Cohort 1 as pre-test and Cohort 2 as post-test after implementing the LDS framework model as a tool to guide learning design in the design refinement. In conclusion, the findings showed ‘teacher presence’, and ‘technical issues’ are the two major themes that influence learners’ positive experience. To ensure positive learning experience, course instructors must ensure engagement with learners is purposefully designed. The study contributes to design based implementation research (DBIR) under the umbrella of design and development research (DDR), and the practical problem in a module development project for L@S.

Index Terms—Learning at scale, learner perception, online learning environment, Moodle.

E. Ayub is with Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. She is also with Taylor‟s University, Malaysia (corresponding author; e-mail: enna.ayub@taylors.edu.my).
S. N. A. Mohamad and J. E. Luaran are with the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: syams9211@uitm.edu.my, johaneddy@uitm.edu.my).
W. W. Goh is with the School of Computing and IT, Taylor‟s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: WeiWei.Goh@taylors.edu.my).

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Cite: Enna Ayub, Syamsul Nor Azlan Mohamad, Goh Wei Wei, and Johan@Eddy Luaran, "Developing a Course for Learning at Scale in Moodle: A Design-Case Based on Learner's Experience at a Private University in Malaysia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 303-312, 2021.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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