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Learning Styles Integration in ICT Literacy Module (mLICT-OA) Development for Orang Asli Students

Intan Farahana Kamsin, Nor Syazwani Mat Salleh, Nur Khairunnisha Zainal, and Noor Hafizah Hassan

Abstract—The Orang Asli communities are an integral part of the sociocultural and economic life in Malaysia’s society. Orang Asli students have different learning styles that are considered limited and are less skilled in the field of Information Communication Technology (ICT). These two are factors that hinder the advancement of education among them, thus resulting to them dropping out in higher education. Therefore, this conducted study aims to explore whether learning styles are an important aspect in the development of Orang Asli ICT literacy module (mLICT-OA). This is crucial to ensure students are able to engage in the teaching and learning process, and at the same time develop a meaningful learning environment. Quantitative research was conducted in Malaysia, which involved ninety-two (92) Orang Asli students. Data were analysed using the SmartPLS 3.0 software. Research findings show that learning styles are an important aspect that should be integrated into the ICT literacy module development for Orang Asli students. Therefore, this finding contributes by providing a research direction for improving Orang Asli students' capability in learning ICT by integrating their learning styles in mLICT-OA development.

Index Terms—ICT, module, Orang Asli students, learning styles.

Intan Farahana Kamsin, Nor Syazwani Mat Salleh, and Nur Khairunnisha Zainal are with the School of Technology at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Malaysia (e-mail: intan.farahana@staffemail.apu.edu.my, Khairunnisha.zainal@staffemail.apu.edu.my, noor.hafizah@staffemail.apu.edu.my).
Nor Syazwani Mat Salleh is with the Faculty of Art, Computing & Creative Industry, Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), Malaysia (e-mail: syazwani.ms@fskik.upsi.edu.my).

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General Information

  • 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
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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